Hate Crime and Serious Vilification
The Legal Affairs and Safety Committee is reaching out to Queenslanders inviting you to tell your story if you have been verbally or physically abused or harassed because of who you are.
All Queenslanders have the right to feel safe, however some people are subjected to vilification simply because of who they are, their background, choices or appearance.
The Legal Affairs and Safety Committee is holding an inquiry and will report to the Legislative Assembly on:
the nature and extent of hate crimes and serious vilification in Queensland and whether there is evidence of increasing instances of serious vilification in Queensland
the effectiveness of section 131A of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the Act) and other existing Queensland laws responding to hate crimes.