What is the Anti Discrimination Act in Victoria?

In Victoria, the main legislation which makes it unlawful to discriminate is the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Other relevant Victorian laws are the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001.

What does the Anti Discrimination Act 1977 do?

Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) – Level 1 The Act presently provides protection from discrimination in relation to most grounds on the basis of neutrality (i.e., persons of both genders, all races and all forms of marital status are to be treated equally.)

Is the Anti Discrimination Act 1977 effective?

The Commission critically examined the way in which the ADA has been operating. In the Commission’s view, the Act has been successful in bringing about significant changes to community attitudes and behaviour. However, the Act must remain relevant and up to date.

What do you do if you observe discrimination?

If you have experienced discrimination, harassment or bullying at work, this might mean you have been exposed to an unsafe workplace. You can make a complaint about this to WorkCover NSW, who might investigate and try to prosecute your employer.

What is the main anti discrimination law?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e and following) prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin (including membership in a Native American tribe).

What is the meaning of anti discrimination?

anti-discrimination. adjective [ before noun ] LAW. opposed to or intended to prevent discrimination (= unfair treatment of someone because of their sex, race, age, etc.): Most people support anti-discrimination laws.

What is the Act that relates to disability discrimination?

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person, in many areas of public life, including employment, education, getting or using services, renting or buying a house or unit, and accessing public places, because of their disability.

How much can you sue for discrimination?

The federal courts can make different decisions (‘orders’) to those NCAT can make. For example, the maximum amount of compensation NCAT can give you for each complaint is $100,000, but there is no maximum limit on how much the federal courts can give you.

What was the Anti Discrimination Act of 1977?

Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48 – NSW Legislation Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48 An Act to render unlawful racial, sex and other types of discrimination in certain circumstances and to promote equality of opportunity between all persons. Part 1 Preliminary

What are the anti discrimination laws in Australia?

The following laws operate at a state and territory level, with state and territory equal opportunity and anti- discrimination agencies having statutory responsibilities under them: • Australian Capital Territory – Discrimination Act 1991 • New South Wales – Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 • Northern Territory – Anti-Discrimination Act 1996

When was the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW created?

It was the 48th Act of 1977. Since then the Act has been amended and reformed about 90 times. The Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW was set up under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 to promote anti-discrimination and equal opportunity principles and policies throughout NSW and to administer the Act.

When did the Equal Opportunity Act start in Victoria?

Victoria has had an Equal Opportunity Act since 1977. The current Act is the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (External link). The legislation protects people from discrimination on the basis of their individual attributes in certain areas of public life, and provides redress for people who have been discriminated against.