Consultation on Anti-Discrimination Bill draft open

Consultation on the draft new Anti-Discrimination Bill 2024 (the draft Bill) that will replace the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the Act) opened on 28 February 2024.

The State Government is seeking feedback after the Attorney-General requested the Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC) undertake a review of the Act in 4 May 2021.

The final report Building belonging: Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the Building belonging report) made 46 recommendations aimed at modernising and strengthening Queensland’s discrimination protections. It was tabled in Parliament on 1 September 2022.

The final Queensland Government response to the Building belonging report was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on 3 April 2023, supporting in-principle all recommendations—including a holistic redrafting of the current Act—and committing to the introduction of legislation in this term of government.

The Consultation 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, it is also providing the following targeted consultation papers about specific subject areas covered by the draft Bill:


Written submissions in response to the Consultation guide and consultation papers close at 5pm on Friday 22 March 2024.

Send submissions to:

  • 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

Queensland Law Society provided a submission to the QHRC review in 2022.

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