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$2 million boost for a Human Rights Act

13-Jun-2018

$2 million boost for a Human Rights Act

This morning's Courier Mail reports that more than $2 million will be handed to Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Commisson to help it administer a yet-to-be introduced Human Rights Act for the state.

The State Budget papers reveal the commission will receive $2.3 million over four years starting with $244,000 this financial year along with $616,000 a year in ongoing funding.

About $200,000 over two years will be allocated to the office and IT upgrades needed to support the Act as well.

The funding was welcomed by Queensland Council for Social Service CEO Mark Henley yesterday:

“We are very excited to see progress on the Human Rights Act for Queensland” Mr Henley said.

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