Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) makes it unlawful to refuse or fail to employ a person, refuse or fail to offer a person the same terms of employment, conditions of work and opportunities for training and promotion or to dismiss a person by reason of race, colour, national or ethnic origin.
The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) prohibits discrimination on the grounds of sex, marital status or pregnancy, prohibits sexual harassment and promotes recognition of the principles of the equality of women and men.
The Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) prohibits discrimination on the grounds of including sex, marital status, pregnancy, race, age, religious or political conviction, impairment, family responsibilities or family status, prohibits sexual and racial harassment and promotes recognition and acceptance of the equality of all people.
The Disability Services Act 1992 (WA) promotes the furtherance of principles applicable to people with disabilities.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) prohibits discrimination on the grounds of disability, ensures that persons with disabilities have the same rights before the law as the rest of the community, and promotes recognition of the principle that persons with disabilities have the same fundamental rights as the rest of the community.
The Racial Hatred Act 1995 (Cth) prohibits the certain conduct involving the hatred of other people on the ground of race, colour, national or ethnic origin.
The Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin.
The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (Cth) promotes:
· The principle that employment for women should be dealt with on the basis of merit; and
· The elimination of discrimination against, and the provision of equal opportunity for, women in relation to employment matters; and
· Workplace consultation between employers and employees on issues concerning equal opportunity for women in relation to employment.