Racial Discrimination Act
The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 came after Australia signed the United Nations' International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
This Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against people because of their race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin. The Racial Hatred Act 1995 extended the Racial Discrimination Act to also cover offensive behaviour based on racial hatred.
Last updated on 1 February, 2012 - 15:01.