Anti-Discrimination Bill 2024 consultation

The Queensland Government is inviting community feedback on a draft Anti-Discrimination Bill (the draft Bill) to replace the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

The draft Bill has been developed in response to recommendations made by the Queensland Human Rights Commission’s (QHRC) report Building belonging: Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

Draft Bill

The Queensland Government is seeking community feedback on thedraft new Anti-Discrimination Bill 2024(the draft Bill) that will replace the Act.

The proposed new anti-discrimination law would fundamentally alter the operation of Queensland’s discrimination legislation with a view to ensuring it is a modern and effective instrument that appropriately protects people from discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification and other objectionable/unlawful conduct.

The purpose of the draft Bill is to:

  • promote and protect the rights to equality and non-discrimination
  • eliminate discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification and other unlawful conduct to the greatest extent possible
  • promote and facilitate the identification and elimination of systemic causes of discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification and victimisation
  • promote and facilitate voluntary compliance with the legislation
  • establish a flexible and efficient process for resolving complaints about alleged infringements of the legislation.

Consultation guide and papers

TheConsultation guide (PDF)or (DOCX) provides an overview of the draft Bill and helps stakeholders understand the scope of the proposed anti-discrimination law changes.

Given the nature and substantive law changes, we are also providing the following targeted consultation papers about specific subject areas covered by the draft Bill:

Have your say

You are invited to provide written submissions in response to the Consultation guide and consultation papers.

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 22 March 2024.

Please send your submissions to us by:

  • email to, or
  • post to:
    Anti-Discrimination Act Review
    Strategic Policy and Legislation, Justice Policy and Reform
    Department of Justice and Attorney-General
    GPO Box 149
    BRISBANE  QLD  4001