What we do
The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland is an independent statutory body established under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the Act). The head office is in Brisbane, and regional offices located in Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton.
We deliver frontline services to the Queensland community, including businesses, state and local government, the community sector and people throughout the state.
The Commission's services include:
- resolving complaints received under the Act;
- delivering training to business, government and the community; and
- promoting public discussion on human rights.
The Commission receives complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification, victimisation and other contraventions of the Anti-Discrimination Act, as well as complaints of reprisal under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010.
A two-tiered dispute resolution system operates:
- conciliation by the Commission; and
- a hearing at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (for work-related complaints), or the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (for all other complaints) where conciliation is unsuccessful.
We resolve complaints using the conciliation process which is confidential, free and impartial.
- courses for business, government, institutions, and organisations in Brisbane and major regional centres throughout the year.
- customised sessions to suit particular industries or workplaces.
- free training for community organisations.
Promoting human rights
The Commission partners with government and community bodies, organises and attends community events, and participates in forums and focus groups to promote the objectives of the Act. Read more about our community engagement.
The Mabo Oration is a biennial event organised in partnership with QPAC, and is one of the Commission's public commitments to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Queensland.
The Commission provides submissions to state and federal bodies on the development of government policies and legislation and contributes to reports on Queensland's compliance with International Labour Organization instruments.