The Act has been amended in each year from to , but most substantially in The coverage of the amendments in relation to harassment in the area of goods and services is wider than that of the Sex Discrimination Act Cth. Where a matter cannot be resolved by conciliation the complaint may be referred to the Equal Opportunity Tribunal consisting of a Presiding Officer or Deputy Presiding Officer, and two other panel members. Disability discrimination. It is complementary to more recent work that revisits this question using data and statistical experiments that provide 'treatment' and 'comparison' groups.
It is enough if discrimination is only a minor reason for doing the act. Further information If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service. It isn't relevant to my situation. Asking questions of discrimination. A university lecturer makes sexual jokes to one of his female students and implies that she will pass her exams if she sleeps with him.
The Act provides for the continuation of the Equal Opportunity Commission with functions including receiving, investigating and conciliating complaints under the Act, establishing policies, issuing guidelines and undertaking education and research programs. Once again it potentially becomes unlawful to teach or preach consistent with religious beliefs if it can be argued to be harmful to a personal because of the connection to one of the attributes above. YWCA Australia will watch the progress of this legislation through Parliament, advocating to ensure that it meets the needs of families juggling work and caring responsibilities. Current EEO programs target such groups as Aboriginal employees and young people and do not target women as a specific group. A manager makes comments that there is no point promoting women because they go off to have children. The Act provides for the appointment of a Commissioner for Public Employment whose functions include developing and issuing directions and guidelines on public service matters including merit and equity.
This evidence improves upon earlier time-series studies of the effects of anti-discrimination legislation. Some early criticisms of the Act focus on the wide ranging exceptions, and especially perhaps on section 77 which excepts any discrimination 'necessary This motion was passed in the Senate in a slightly amended form. This is called indirect discrimination. Circumstances when being treated differently due to sex is lawful. Provision is made for appeal to the Supreme Court in relation to a question of law, by any party to proceedings before the Tribunal. The Criminal offences of Harassment include: