Legislation

In 1991 the Queensland Parliament passed a law, the Anti-Discrimination Act which aims to protect people in Queensland from unfair discrimination, sexual harassment and other objectionable conduct and provides a means to bring a complaint and have it resolved.


Expanded powers

August 2013: The Act was amended to expand the grounds on which the Commissioner may reject or lapse complaints dealt with elsewhere, and to provide a cooling off period for withdrawal of a complaint.

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Referral to tribunal

Matters not resolved at the Commission may be referred to a tribunal for hearing and determination.

Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission Link to external website deals with work-related complaints.

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Link to external website deals with all other complaints.

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