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 the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Matters not resolved at the Commission may be referred to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for hearing and determination.

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