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  1. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Disability Discrimination Amendment (Education Standards) Act, 2005 (Act No. 19 of 2005) - Australian Law Online

    Adoption: 2005-03-01 | AUS-2005-L-70157

  2. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Age Discrimination (Consequential Provisions) Act 2004 (No. 40 of 2004). - Commonwealth Act No. 40 of 2004 Act (as amended up to July 2004)

    Adoption: 2004-04-21 | AUS-2004-L-67437

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986, Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986, Sea Installations Act 1987, Workplace Relations Act 1996, Age Discrimination Act 2004, Austria Human Rights Commission Act 1986, Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

  3. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Age Discrimination Act 2004 (No. 68, 2004). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004 | AUS-2004-L-88588

    Part 1 - Preliminary
    Part 2 - Application and constitutional provisions
    Part 3 - Concept of age discrimination
    Part 4 - Unlawful age discrimination
    Division 1 - Simplified outline
    Division 2 - Discrimination in work
    Division 3 - Discrimination in other areas
    Division 4 - General exemptions
    Division 5 - Exemptions granted by Commission
    Part 5 - Offences
    Division 1 - General rules relating to offences
    Division 2 - Specific offences
    Part 6 - Functions of the Australian Human Rights
    Commission
    Part 6A - Age Discrimination Commissioner
    Part 7 - Miscellaneous

    Schedule 1 - Laws for which an exemption is provided by
    subsection 39(1)
    Schedule 2 - Provisions of laws for which an exemption is
    provided by subsection 39(1A)

  4. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Sex Discrimination Amendment (Pregnancy and Work) Act 2003 (No. 103 of 2003). - Act No. 103 of 2003

    Adoption: 2003-10-15 | AUS-2003-L-66157

    Amends subsections 5(1), 27(1) and 27(2) of Sex Discrimination Act 1984. Applies to situations such as job interviews. Provides for prohibition to aks a woman during job interview whether she is pregnant or intends to become pregnant if that information is requested in connection with determining whether to offer her employment.

  5. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Statutes Amendment (Equal Superannuation Entitlements for Same Sex Couples) Act 2003 (No. 13 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-12 | AUS-2003-L-76261

    Amends the Parliamentary Superannuation Act 1974, the Police Superannuation Act 1990, the Southern State Superannuation Act 1994 and the Superannuation Act 1988 to ensure that same sex couples have equal entitlements to superannuation benefits.

  6. Australia - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Aboriginal Land Rights Regulation, 2002 (No. 785).

    Adoption: 2002-10-25 | Date of entry into force: 2002-10-25 | AUS-2002-R-65110

    Made under Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983. Repeals Aboriginal Land Rights Regulation 1996. Deals with various aspects of administration of aboriginal land.

  7. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (No. 47 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-06-27 | AUS-2001-L-61285

    Aims to prevent racial and religious vilification. "Racial and religious vilification" is defined as any sort of conduct which communicates serious racial and religious intolerance. Also prohibits victimisation, and regulates procedural matters.

  8. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Anti-Discrimination Amendment Act, 2001 (No. 35 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-06-07 | AUS-2001-L-60640

    Amends Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. Provides for application of Act to ships connected with Queensland, prohibition of racial and religious vilification, and some related matters.

  9. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Equal Opportunity (Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation) Act 2000 (No. 52).

    Adoption: 2000-09-12 | AUS-2000-L-59674

    Amends the Equal Opportunity Act 1995 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. Defines "gender identity" as "the identification on a bona fide basis by a person of one sex as a member of the other sex (whether or not the person is recognised as such) by assuming characteristics of the other sex, whether by means of medical intervention, style of dressing, or otherwise; or by living, or seeking to live, as a member of the other sex...". An employer may discriminate against another person on the basis of gender identity if the person does not give the employer adequate notice of the person's gender identity, or if it is unreasonable for the employer not to discriminate against the person. Sets forth factors to be considered in determining whether or not it is unreasoneable to discriminate against the person.

  10. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (No. 46 of 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-12-18 | AUS-1998-L-81984

    An Act to prohibit discrimination and other specified conduct and to provide for the investigation and conciliation of, and inquiry into, complaints in relation to such discrimination and conduct. Provides certain exceptions including with respect to equal opportunity measures, and certain areas of employment based on age, race or disability.

  11. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Equal Opportunity (Sexual Harassment) Amendment Act (No. 47 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-07-31 | AUS-1997-L-50644

    Amends the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 so as to prohibit sexual harassment on the part of judicial officers and members of Parliament.

  12. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Racial Vilification Act 1996 (No. 92 of 1996). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1996-12-12 | AUS-1996-L-51701

    Prohibits public acts which incite hatred, serious contempt or severe ridicule of persons on the grounds of race, and sets forth damages.

  13. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Sex Discrimination Amendment Act 1995 (No. 165 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-12-16 | AUS-1995-L-44099

    Amends provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 relating to, inter alia, pregnancy or potential pregnancy.

  14. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Equal Opportunity Act 1995 (No. 42). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1995-06-14 | AUS-1995-L-51020

    Prohibits discrimination in employment, employment-related areas, education, accommodation, and provision of goods and services. Part 5 prohibits sexual harassment. Provides for filing of discrimination complaints, investigation, and resolution.

  15. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Anti-Discrimination Amendment Act 1994 (No. 29 of 1994) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1994-06-28 | Date of entry into force: 1994-07-01 | AUS-1994-L-37951

    Adds to section 4 a definition of "forced retirement", replaces section 32 relating to compulsory retirement age, and adds sections 106A concerning retirement age and section 268 containing transitional provisions about compulsory age retirement. Replaces section 267 with a new section concerning the powers of the Governor-General to make regulations under the Act. Repeals the Public Office (Age Qualification) Act 1985.

  16. Australia - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Relations Regulations (Amendment) (S.R. No. 244 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-06-27 | AUS-1994-R-37946

    Inserts a new regulation 26A relating to review of awards by Commission and steps to remedy deficient awards.

  17. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Anti-Discrimination Amendment Act 1992 (No. 59 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-12-07 | AUS-1992-L-31786

    This Act makes provisions in respect of compulsory retirement age, discriminatory advertisements and tribunal's powers.

  18. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (No. 135 of 1992). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-05-26 | AUS-1992-L-31930

    The objects of this Act are to eliminate discrimination against persons on the grounds of disability in areas of work, accomodation, education, access to premises, clubs and sport, and the provision of goods, facilities, services and land. The intention is also to prohibit discrimination under existing laws and the administration of Commonwealth laws and programmes, to ensure that persons with disabilities have the same rights to equality before the law as the rest of the community, and to promote the recognition and acceptance within the community of the principle that persons with disabilities have the same fundamental rights as the rest of the community. Part 2 concerns the prohibition of disability discrimination; Part 3 provides for "action plans" to eliminate such discrimination; Part 4 deals with inquiries and civil proceedings; Part 5 specifies additional offences under the Act; and Part 6 provides for the appointment of a disability discrimination commissioner.

  19. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Act No. 85 of 1991) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1991-12-09 | AUS-1991-L-28016

    An Act to promote equality of opportunity for all persons by protecting them from unfair discrimination in certain areas of activity and from sexual harassment and certain associated objectionable conduct. Chapter 1: Preliminary Chapter 2: Discrimination prohibited by this Act Chapter 3: Sexual harassment prohibited by this Act Chapter 4: Associated objectionable conduct Chapter 5: Associated highly objectionable conduct Chapter 6: Liability of contraventions for workers and agents Chapter 7: Enforcement Chapter 8: Opinions Chapter 9: Administration Chapter 10: Miscellaneous Chapter 11: Amendment of Industrial Relations Act 1990.

  20. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Sex Discrimination Amendment Act 1991.

    Adoption: 1991-06-25 | AUS-1991-L-25268

    This Amendment of the Sex Discrimination Act provides that it is unlawful for a person exercising discretion with respect to the payment of a superannuation benefit to discriminate on the basis of sex or marital status of the applicant.

  21. Australia - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) Regulations. S.R.1990, No. 244.

    Adoption: 1990-08-01 | Date of entry into force: 1990-08-01 | AUS-1990-R-21428

  22. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Local Government Act 1989. No. 11.

    Adoption: 1989-05-09 | AUS-1989-L-8017

    Provides for local government in Victoria. Section 95 stipulates principles to be observed with respect to Council staff, including the principles of merit, non-discrimination (with regard to political affiliation, race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, marital status or physical disability), fair competition, and equal pay for work of equal value. By s.101, a council must implement long service leave arrangements for Council staff in accordance with the Regulations. Schedule 6 obliges Councils, of 40 or more members, to commence an equal employment opportunity program, the contents of which are specified in detail.

  23. Australia - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) Regulations. Statutory Rules No. 183.

    Adoption: 1988-07-25 | AUS-1988-R-7079

    Date of 31 July 1989 given in relation to the operation of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984. Revokes Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) (No. 1) and (No. 2) Regulations (S.R. No. 191 of 1986, Nos. 8 and 158 of 1987 and No. 3 of 1988).

  24. Australia - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) (No. 2) Regulations 1987. Statutory Rules No. 158.

    Adoption: 1987-07-22 | AUS-1987-R-4143

    Delineates the relationship of s. 40 of the Sex Discrimination Act to various state laws. Repeals the Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) (Nos. 2 and 3) Regulations (Statutory Rules Nos. 192 and 196 of 1986 and Nos. 4 and 5 of 1987.

  25. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act Amendment (Statute Law Revision) Act 1987. No. 55.

    Adoption: 1987-05-07 | AUS-1987-L-3729

    This Act replaces many definitions contained in the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1972. It also revises that Act in regard to presentation of claims (s. 15), commencement of proceedings before the Commission or a Committee (ss. 30 and 73), conflicts over the application of an award (s. 55), appeals in relation to an award (ss. 96 - 98), employee rights upon termination of employment (ss. 81 - 82) and other matters. Finally, numerous provisions of the 1972 Act are amended to make them sex-neutral.

  26. Australia - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) (No. 2) Regulations (Amendment) Statutory Rules 1987. No. 4.

    Adoption: 1987-01-30 | AUS-1987-R-3315

  27. Australia - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) (No. 3) Regulations (Amendment). Statutory Rules 1987. No. 5.

    Adoption: 1987-01-30 | AUS-1987-R-3316

  28. Australia - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) (No. 1) Regulations (Amendment). Statutory Rule No. 8.

    Adoption: 1987-01-30 | AUS-1987-R-3343

    Substitutes Regulations 3 and 4 of the Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) (No. 1) Regulations in regard to the operation of paragraphs 40(1)(a) and (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

  29. Australia - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Racial Discrimination Regulations (SR 1987 No. 185). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1987 | AUS-1987-R-88585

  30. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Sex Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Act 1986. No. 163.

    Adoption: 1986-12-18 | AUS-1986-L-3313

    Makes minor amendments to ten Acts to ensure their conformity with the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

  31. Australia - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) (No. 1) Regulations. Statutory Rules No. 191.

    Adoption: 1986-07-24 | AUS-1986-R-2891

    The Regulations permit other Acts, State Acts and Territorial laws, as well as regulations made thereunder, to continue in force; they could, in the absence of these Regulations, have ceased to have effect two years after the commencement of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (under its s. 40(1)).

  32. Australia - Non-discrimination - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sex Discrimination (Operation of Legislation) (No. 2) Regulations. Statutory Rules No. 192.

    Adoption: 1986-07-24 | AUS-1986-R-2892

    The Regulations permit other Acts, State Acts and Territorial laws, as well as regulations made thereunder, to continue in force. They could, in the absence of these Regulations, have ceased to have effect two years after the commencement of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (pursuant to its s. 40(2).

  33. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Anti-Discrimination (Amendment) Act 1985. No. 112.

    Adoption: 1985-10-15 | AUS-1985-L-5303

    Amends s. 3 of and adds a new Part IXB (Inter-Governmental Arrangements) to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

  34. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

    Adoption: 1984-05-22 | AUS-1984-L-849

    An Act to render unlawful certain kinds of discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity between persons of different status, to amend the Companies (Consequential Amendments) Act 1981, to repeal the Equal Opportunity Act 1977 and the Equal Opportunity (Discrimination Against Disabled Persons) Act 1982 [LS 1977 - Aust. 1] and for other purposes. No. 10095.

  35. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (No. 4, 1984). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1984-03-21 | AUS-1984-L-2008

    Act relating to discrimination on the ground of sex, marital status or pregnancy or involving sexual harassment. Prohibits discrimination, provides for certain exemptions and regulates related legal matters (inquiries, civil proceedings, complaints, evidence). Also provides for appointment of a sex discrimination commissioner. The Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women is annexed as a schedule.

  36. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Anti-Discrimination (Amendment) Act 1981.

    Adoption: 1981-04-22 | AUS-1981-L-11076

    An Act to amend the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, to render unlawful, in certain circumstances, discrimination on the ground of a persons's physical impairment, to constitute and specify the functions of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal and for certain other purposes. No. 15. Inter alia, inserts a new Part IVA (Discrimination on the ground of physical impairment) in the 1977 Act.

  37. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Anti-Discrimination (Amendment) Act 1980.

    Adoption: 1980-04-28 | AUS-1980-L-11519

    An Act to amend the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 to make provision with respect to equal opportunity in public employment. No. 67. Inter Alia, inserts a new Part IXA (Equal opportunity in public employment).

  38. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

    Adoption: 1975-12-04 | AUS-1975-L-18646

    An Act to render unlawful certain kinds of discrimination on the grounds of sex or marital status; to provide effective remedies against such discrimination and promote equality of opportunity between men and women generally; and to deal with other related matters. No. 120.

  39. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Sex Discrimination Act, 1975 (No. 120 of 1975)

    Adoption: 1975-12-04 | AUS-1975-L-34125

  40. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (No. 52, 1975). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975-06-11 | AUS-1975-L-18631

    An Act relating to the elimination of racial and other discrimination [cover freedom of association and discrimination in employment]. No. 52.

  41. Australia - Non-discrimination - Law, Act

    Prohibition of Discrimination Act Amendment Act 1970.

    Adoption: 1970-12-03 | AUS-1970-L-17432

    An Act to amend the Prohibition of Discrimination Act 1966 [ss. 4 and 5 (refusal or failure to supply goods or services to a person by reason of race, country of origin or colour of skin)] No. 41.


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