Balancing the Act: ADCQ newsletter -

Issue 32 - Winter 2012

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Commissioner's Foreword

Commissioner Kevin Cocks speaks out about racism and vilification in sport.

ADCQ welcomes Attorney-General

ADCQ staff welcomed the new Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, the Hon. Jarrod Bleijie, on his recent visit to the Brisbane office.

A conversation with Queenslanders

Over five hundred people participated in seventeen round table events held in fifteen towns and cities across the state. The conversation centered around the question 'If there was one thing I would do to make Queensland more fair and inclusive, it would be….'

ADCQ gets behind National Anti-Racism Strategy

The ADCQ partnered with the Australian Human Rights Commission to host public consultations in Townsville and Brisbane to hear views on how racism affects the community and what we should be doing about it.

Improving service delivery to regional Queensland 

ADCQ is committed to improving service delivery to regional Queensland and non-metropolitan areas.

Focus on the Central Queensland team

The Central Queensland office of ADCQ is located in Rockhampton and provides training, education and complaint management services to the broader Central Queensland region.

  • Taking the law to the Central Queensland community - Law Week in Rockhampton was the catalyst for a major effort by the ADCQ Central Qld office to spread the word about rights and responsibilities under Queensland's anti-discrimination law. 

Legal Update 

Advocating for the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991
QCAT exemption not always necessary

Accessible and inclusive information service

The ADCQ aims to provide information and enquiry services that are accessible and inclusive.

ADCQ represented at the UN

Staff of the ADCQ's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit in Brisbane attended the eleventh session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
in New York.

Conciliation achieves positive outcome

A complaint was made to ADCQ by an employee who claimed that her employment was terminated because she required a medical procedure and would need time off
work to recover.

Play by the Rules

ADCQ is continuing to partner with the Australian Sports Commission and other state and federal bodies throughout Australia to publicise the Play by the Rules program.

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