Human Rights in Action: Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 in the 21st Century
The Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 is 30 years old. While it has played an important role in preventing discrimination and harassment— a lot can change in three decades.
In May, the Queensland Human Rights Commission was asked to review the Act. This is critical to ensuring our law continues to protect and promote equality and non-discrimination to the greatest extent possible. They will look at whether the law:
needs improving so it better responds to people who have experienced discrimination
should have a role in identifying and eliminating systemic causes of discrimination, sexual harassment, and victimisation
should require organisations and workplaces to eliminate discrimination, sexual harassment, and victimisation.
Join Queensland Human Rights Commissioner Scott McDougall and QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh as they discuss how the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 might be adapted for the 21st Century.
Ask a question live, submit it to us via your event registration or email us at [email protected] by Monday, 20 September.
This event is part of our Human Rights in Action series which seeks to improve the capacity of the social service sector to understand how they can use the Human Rights Act in their work (advocacy, service delivery and service design).
Date: Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Time: 09:30am to 10:30am
Location: Online via Zoom