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Equal opportunity law applies to renting flats, rooms or houses and staying in hotels, motels or caravan parks.

It covers applications for accommodation, sale terms and conditions and waiting lists.

Selling land also comes under equal opportunity law.


Jack and Deb wanted to rent a house. The real estate agent told them that the owners would not let it to them because they were Aboriginal. The couple could claim they were discriminated against by both the owner and the agent because of their race.


Sue and Eric, who both have intellectual disabilities, moved into a boarding house. They paid the same rates as other boarders, but were given the worst rooms and were refused use of all the facilities. Sue and Eric could claim they were discriminated against by the manager of the boarding house because of their disability.

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