Australian Laws

Australian Laws

 

Roma Mitchell Federal Court - Adelaide
                 Roma Mitchell Federal Court, Adelaide

 

As well as South Australian laws, a number of Commonwealth Acts relate to equal opportunity law. They are:

These laws overlap with South Australian equal opportunity law. The main difference is in the types of discrimination which are covered. The following types of discrimination are covered by Commonwealth laws but not South Australian laws:

  • discrimination, harassment and bullying (in employment only) based on a person’s criminal record, trade union activity, political opinion, religion or social origin.
  • discrimination in relation to the identity of your partner.
  • alleged breaches of human rights against the Commonwealth and its agencies.