In 1991, the introduction of the Anti-Discrimination Act offered the promise of equal and effective treatment against discrimination to a range of historically disadvantaged groups. Thirty years on, the Queensland Attorney-General has tabled Building Belonging: Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 in the Queensland Parliament.
In this webinar, Queensland Human Rights Commissioner, Scott McDougall will introduce one of the main authors of the Building Belonging report, Heather Corkhill from the Queensland Human Rights Commission. Heather will present a summary of the key recommendations in the final report.
A central recommendation is the introduction of a positive duty to reorientate the system from reactive to proactive. Other recommendations aim to make the law easier to understand and apply, increase flexibility and access to justice, update the attributes requiring protection of the law and the circumstances in which discrimination is permitted by exceptions.