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Consultation on proposed amendments to Child Protection Act 1999
The Queensland Government is continuing to drive implementation of the Supporting Families Changing Futures (SFCF) reform program to build a new child protection and family support system for Queensland. Following a review of the Child Protection Act 1999 (the Child Protection Act), undertaken between 2015 and 2017, priority amendments were progressed through the Child Protection Reform Amendment

Whole of Government preparedness for Human Rights Act 2019
The Human Rights Bill 2018 was passed by Parliament on 27 February 2019 and assented to on 7 March 2019. Some provisions of the Human Rights Act 2019 (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2019, including the creation of the Queensland Human Rights Commission and its educative functions. The Queensland Government prepared for the full commencement of the Act and developed a strategy that set out the Gove

Consultation Report next stage of amendments Child Protection Act 1999
The Queensland Government is continuing implementation of the Supporting Families Changing Futures (SFCF) reform program to build a new child protection and family support system for Queensland. Following a review of the Child Protection Act 1999 undertaken between 2015 and 2017, priority amendments were progressed through the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 to support the implementatio

Interim response - Queensland Human Rights Commission Report - Building Belonging
The Queensland Human Rights Commission’s report, Building Belonging – Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the Building Belonging Report), was provided to the Attorney-General on 29 July 2022. The Building Belonging Report makes 122 recommendations under 46 broad categories of reform. The recommendations aim to ensure Queensland’s discrimination law is effective in protecting peopl

Response to Parliamentary Committee Report No 22 Inquiry into serious vilification and hate crime
On 31 January 2022, the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee (LASC) tabled its Report on serious vilification and hate crime in Queensland in the Legislative Assembly. Pursuant to the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001 (POQ Act), a Government response to the LASC Report must be tabled in Parliament. The Report contains 17 recommendations, primarily relating to the operation of offences, the improvem

Appointment of the Queensland Human Rights Commissioner
Section 234 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the AD Act) establishes the Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC), provides that there is to be a Human Rights Commissioner (Commissioner) and provides that the QHRC consists of the Commissioner and the staff of the Commission. The functions of the QHRC under the AD Act are: to inquire into complaints and, where possible, to effect conciliation