QAI has been actively involved in the campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland for the past four years. We are thrilled by the passage of the Human Rights Bill 2018 by the Queensland Parliament on 27 February 2019. The Act protects 23 fundamental human rights and establishes responsibilities by public entities making decisions that impact on the rights of all Queenslanders.
The Act will commence operation in two phases. On 1 July 2019, the Anti-Discrimination Commission will be re-branded as the Queensland Human Rights Commission and from 1 January 2020, the complaints mechanism will commence, which will allow people who consider that their human rights have been violated by a public entity to lodge a complaint directly with the Commission.
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