Discrimination and harassment
There are laws prohibiting discrimination in certain areas of public life. This chapter provides an overview of the legislation and the implications for associations.
- Legislation exists that prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment.
- Associations are subject to anti-discrimination legislation, and need to be mindful of discrimination in the areas of employment, the provision of goods, services and facilities, and membership of the association.
- Complaints of unlawful discrimination or harassment can be made to the Equal Opportunity Commission (in relation to Western Australian legislation) or the Australian Human Commission (in relation to Commonwealth legislation).