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DISCRIMINATION ACT 1991 - NOTES

Dictionary

(see s 2)

Note 1     The Legislation Act

contains definitions and other provisions relevant to this Act.

Note 2     In particular, the Legislation Act

, dict, pt 1, defines the following terms:

              •     ACAT

              •     body

              •     civil partner

              •     civil partnership

              •     civil union

              •     civil union partner

              •     corporation

              •     director-general (see s 163)

              •     domestic partner (see s 169)

              •     domestic partnership (see s 169)

              •     fail

              •     for

              •     in relation to

              •     intersex person (see s 169B)

              •     reviewable decision notice

              •     State

              •     Territory authority

              •     the Territory

              •     under.

"accommodation" includes residential and business accommodation.

"accommodation status" includes being—

        (a)     a tenant; and

        (b)     an occupant within the meaning of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997

; and

        (c)     in receipt of, or waiting to receive, housing assistance within the meaning of the Housing Assistance Act 2007

; and

        (d)     homeless.

"carer"—a person is a carer of someone else (the "dependant") if—

        (a)     the dependant is dependent on the person for ongoing care and assistance; and

        (b)     the person cares for the dependant otherwise than because of—

              (i)     a commercial arrangement; or

              (ii)     an arrangement that is substantially commercial.

Example of a carer

Ms W suffers from multiple sclerosis and requires constant care. Her spouse and 3 children aged 21, 16 and 11 share her care and would each be a ‘carer'.

"club" means a club that holds a club licence.

"club licence"—see the Liquor Act 2010

, section 20.

"commission agent" means a person who does work for another person as the agent of that other person and who is remunerated (whether wholly or partially) by commission.

"committee of management", in relation to a club or organisation, means the group or body of people (however described) that manages the affairs of the club or organisation.

"contract worker" means a person (the worker) who does work for someone else (the third person) under a contract between the worker's employer and the third person.

"disability"—see section 5AA.

"discrimination"—see section 8.

"doing" an act—see section 4A.

"educational authority" means a body or person administering an educational institution.

"educational institution" means a school, college, university or other institution at which education or training is provided.

"employer", in relation to an unpaid worker, means the person for whom the unpaid worker performs work.

"employment" includes—

        (a)     work under a contract for services; and

        (b)     work as a Territory employee; and

        (c)     work as an unpaid worker.

"employment agency" means any person who or body that (whether for payment or not) assists people to find employment or other work or assists employers to find employees or workers.

"employment status" includes—

        (a)     being unemployed; and

        (b)     receiving a pension or another social security benefit; and

        (c)     receiving compensation; and

        (d)     being employed on a part-time, casual or temporary basis; and

        (e)     undertaking shift or contract work.

"gender identity "means the gender expression or gender-related identity, appearance or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of a person, with or without regard to the person's designated sex at birth.

Note     Gender identity includes the gender identity that the person has or has had in the past, or is thought to have or have had in the past (see s 7 (2)).

"HRC" means the human rights commission.

"immigration status" includes being an immigrant, a refugee or an asylum seeker, or holding any kind of visa under the Migration Act 1958

(Cwlth).

Note     Immigration status includes the immigration status that the person has or has had in the past, or is thought to have or have had in the past (see s 7 (2)).

"industrial activity" means any of the following:

        (a)     being or not being a member of, or joining, not joining or refusing to join, an industrial organisation or industrial association;

        (b)     establishing or being involved in establishing an industrial organisation or forming or being involved in forming an industrial association;

        (c)     organising or promoting or proposing to organise or promote a lawful activity on behalf of an industrial organisation or industrial association;

        (d)     encouraging, assisting, participating in or proposing to encourage, assist or participate in a lawful activity organised or promoted by an industrial organisation or industrial association;

        (e)     not participating in or refusing to participate in a lawful activity organised or promoted by an industrial organisation or industrial association;

        (f)     representing or advancing the views, claims or interests of members of an industrial organisation or industrial association.

"industrial association"—

        (a)     means a group of employees or employers formed formally or informally to represent or advance the views, claims or interests of the employees or employers in a particular industry, trade, profession, business or employment; but

        (b)     does not include an industrial organisation.

"industrial organisation" means any of the following that is registered or recognised under the law of the Commonwealth, a State or another Territory:

        (a)     an organisation of employees;

        (b)     an organisation of employers;

        (c)     any other organisation established for the purposes of people who carry on a particular industry, trade, profession, business or employment.

"irrelevant criminal record", in relation to a person, means a record relating to an offence, or an alleged offence, if—

        (a)     the person has been charged with the offence but—

              (i)     a proceeding for the alleged offence is not finalised; or

              (ii)     the charge has lapsed, been withdrawn or discharged, or struck out; or

        (b)     the person has been acquitted of the alleged offence; or

        (c)     the person has had a conviction for the alleged offence quashed or set aside; or

        (d)     the person has been served with an infringement notice for the alleged offence; or

    (e)     the person has a conviction for the offence, but the circumstances of the offence are not directly relevant to the situation in which discrimination arises; or

        (f)     the person has a spent conviction or an extinguished conviction, within the meaning of the Spent Convictions Act 2000

, for the offence.

Note     The Spent Convictions Act 2000

sets out which convictions can be spent (see that Act

, s 11) and when a conviction is spent (see that Act, s 12).

"man" means a member of the male sex irrespective of age.

"physical features" means a person's height, weight, size or other bodily features.

"political conviction" includes—

        (a)     having a political conviction, belief, opinion or affiliation; and

        (b)     engaging in political activity; and

        (c)     not having a political conviction, belief, opinion or affiliation; and

        (d)     not engaging in political activity.

"potential pregnancy"—see section 5A.

"pregnancy" includes potential pregnancy.

"premises" includes—

        (a)     a structure, building, aircraft, vehicle or vessel; and

        (b)     a place (whether enclosed or built on or not); and

        (c)     a part of premises (including premises of a kind referred to in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b)).

"principal" means—

        (a)     for a commission agent—a person for whom the commission agent does work as a commission agent; or

        (b)     for a contract worker—a person for whom the contract worker does work under a contract between the contract worker's employer and the person.

"protected attribute"—see section 7.

"race" includes—

        (a)     colour, descent, ethnic and national origin and nationality; and

        (b)     any 2 or more distinct races that are collectively referred to or known as a race.

"relationship status" means the status or condition of being—

        (a)     single; or

        (b)     married; or

        (c)     married but living separately and apart from one's spouse; or

        (d)     in a civil union; or

        (e)     in a civil union but living separately and apart from one's civil union partner; or

        (f)     in a civil partnership; or

        (g)     in a civil partnership but living separately and apart from one's civil partner; or

        (h)     divorced; or

              (i)     the surviving spouse; or

        (j)     the domestic partner (other than the spouse, civil union partner or civil partner) of someone else.

Note     For the meaning of domestic partner, see Legislation Act

, s 169.    

"relative", of a person, means—

        (a)     a person who is related to the person by blood, marriage, civil union, civil partnership or any other domestic partnership or adoption; or

        (b)     a domestic partner of the person or of a person mentioned in paragraph (a).

"relevant class of people" means a class of people whose members are identified by reference to a protected attribute.

"religious conviction" includes—

        (a)     having a religious conviction, belief, opinion or affiliation; and

        (b)     engaging in religious activity; and

        (c)     the cultural heritage and distinctive spiritual practices, observances, beliefs and teachings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and

        (d)     engaging in the cultural heritage and distinctive spiritual practices, observances, beliefs and teachings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and

        (e)     not having a religious conviction, belief, opinion or affiliation; and

        (f)     not engaging in religious activity.

"services" includes—

        (a)     services relating to banking, insurance or the provision of grants, loans, credit or finance; and

        (b)     services relating to entertainment, recreation or refreshment; and

        (c)     services relating to transport or travel; and

        (d)     services of any profession, trade or business; and

        (e)     services provided by a government, government authority, local government body or corporation in which a government has a controlling interest; and

        (f)     the provision of scholarships, prizes or awards.

"sex characteristics—"

        (a)     means a person's physical features relating to sex; and

        (b)     includes—

              (i)     genitalia and other sexual and reproductive parts of the person's anatomy; and

              (ii)     the person's chromosomes, hormones and secondary physical features emerging as a result of puberty.

"sexual harassment", for part 5 (Sexual harassment)—see section 58.

"sexuality "includes heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality.

"Territory employee" means a person who is—

        (a)     a public servant; or

        (b)     employed by a Territory authority;

"unlawful act" means an act that is unlawful under—

        (a)     part 3 (Unlawful discrimination); or

        (b)     part 5 (Sexual harassment); or

        (c)     part 7 (Other unlawful acts).

"unpaid worker" means a person who performs work for an employer for no remuneration.

"voluntary body" means an association or other body (whether incorporated or unincorporated) the activities of which are not engaged in for the purpose of making a profit, but does not include—

        (a)     a club; or

        (b)     a body established by a law of the Territory, the Commonwealth, a State or another Territory; or

        (c)     an association that provides grants, loans, credit or finance to its members.

"woman" means a member of the female sex irrespective of age.

Endnotes

1     About the endnotes

Amending and modifying laws are annotated in the legislation history and the amendment history. Current modifications are not included in the republished law but are set out in the endnotes.

Not all editorial amendments made under the Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 are annotated in the amendment history. Full details of any amendments can be obtained from the Parliamentary Counsel's Office.

Uncommenced amending laws are not included in the republished law. The details of these laws are underlined in the legislation history. Uncommenced expiries are underlined in the legislation history and amendment history.

If all the provisions of the law have been renumbered, a table of renumbered provisions gives details of previous and current numbering.

The endnotes also include a table of earlier republications.

2     Abbreviation key

A = Act

NI = Notifiable instrument

AF = Approved form

o = order

am = amended

om = omitted/repealed

amdt = amendment

ord = ordinance

AR = Assembly resolution

orig = original

ch = chapter

par = paragraph/subparagraph

CN = Commencement notice

pres = present

def = definition

prev = previous

DI = Disallowable instrument

(prev...) = previously

dict = dictionary

pt = part

disallowed = disallowed by the Legislative

r = rule/subrule

Assembly

reloc = relocated

div = division

renum = renumbered

exp = expires/expired

R[X] = Republication No

Gaz = gazette

RI = reissue

hdg = heading

s = section/subsection

IA = Interpretation Act 1967

sch = schedule

ins = inserted/added

sdiv = subdivision

LA = Legislation Act 2001

SL = Subordinate law

LR = legislation register

sub = substituted

LRA = Legislation (Republication) Act 1996

underlining = whole or part not commenced

mod = modified/modification

or to be expired

3     Legislation history

Discrimination Act 1991 A1991-81

notified 13 December 1991 (Gaz 1991 No S143)

s 1, s 2 commenced 13 December 1991 (s 2 (1))

remainder commenced 20 January 1992 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1992 No S6)

as amended by

Discrimination (Amendment) Act 1993

A1993-25

notified 21 May 1993 (Gaz 1993 No S83)

commenced 21 May 1993 (s 2)

Acts Revision (Position of Crown) Act 1993

A1993-44 sch 2

notified 27 August 1993 (Gaz 1994 No S165)

commenced 27 August 1993 (s 2)

Discrimination (Amendment) Act 1994

A1994-1

notified 4 March 1994 (Gaz 1994 No S35)

commenced 4 March 1994 (s 2)

Discrimination (Amendment) Act (No 2) 1994

A1994-11

notified 14 March 1994 (Gaz 1994 No S44)

s 1, s 2 commenced 14 March 1994 (s 2 (1))

remainder commenced 14 May 1994 (s 2 (2))

Public Sector Management (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 1994

A1994-38 sch 1 pt 28

notified 30 June 1994 (Gaz 1994 No S121)

s 1, s 2 commenced 30 June 1994 (s 2 (1))

sch 1 pt 28 commenced 1 July 1994 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1994 No S142)

Administrative Appeals (Consequential Amendments) Act 1994

A1994-60 sch 1

notified 11 October 1994 (Gaz 1994 No S197)

s 1, s 2 commenced 11 October 1994 (s 2 (1))

sch 1 commenced 14 November 1994 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1994 No S250)

Discrimination (Amendment) Act (No 3) 1994

A1994-103

notified 22 December 1994 (Gaz 1994 No S289)

commenced 22 December 1994 (s 2)

Discrimination (Amendment) Act 1995

A1995-9

notified 30 June 1995 (Gaz 1995 No S135)

commenced 30 June 1995 (s 2)

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) (Consequential Provisions) Act 1995

A1995-25 sch

notified 5 September 1995 (Gaz 1995 No S212)

sch commenced 5 September 1995 (s 2)

Statute Law Revision Act 1995

A1995-46 sch

notified 18 December 1995 (Gaz 1995 No S306)

sch commenced 18 December 1995 (s 2)

Discrimination (Amendment) Act 1996

A1996-67

notified 20 December 1996 (Gaz 1996 No S328)

ss 1-3 commenced 20 December 1996 (s 2 (1))

ss 4-24 commenced 31 December 1996 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1996 No S350)

remainder commenced 8 January 1997 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1997 No S3)

Remuneration Tribunal (Consequential Amendments) Act 1997

A1997-41 sch 1 (as am by A2002-49

amdt 3.222)

notified 19 September 1997 (Gaz 1997 No S264)

commenced 24 September 1997 (s 2 as am by A2002-49

amdt 3.222)

Building (Amendment) Act (No 2) 1998

A1998-52 sch

notified 16 November 1998 (Gaz 1998 No S205)

ss 1-3 commenced 16 November 1998 (s 2 (1))

sch commenced 4 January 1999 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1999 No S1)

Statute Law Revision (Penalties) Act 1998

A1998-54 sch

notified 27 November 1998 (Gaz 1998 No S207)

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 November 1998 (s 2 (1))

sch commenced 9 December 1998 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1998 No 49)

Courts and Tribunals (Audio Visual and Audio Linking) Act 1999

A1999-22 s 12

notified 14 April 1999 (Gaz 1999 No S16)

s 1, s 2 commenced 14 April 1999 (s 2 (1))

s 12 commenced 1 September 1999 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1999 No 35)

Discrimination Amendment Act 1999

A1999-60

notified 10 November 1999 (Gaz 1999 No 45)

commenced 10 November 1999 (s 2 (1))

Children and Young People (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999

A1999-64 sch 2

notified 10 November 1999 (Gaz 1999 No 45)

s 1, s 2 commenced 10 November 1999 (IA s 10B)

sch 2 commenced 10 May 2000 (s 2 (2))

Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999

A1999-66 sch 3

notified 10 November 1999 (Gaz 1999 No 45)

sch 3 commenced 10 November 1999 (s 2)

Discrimination Amendment Act (No 2) 1999

A1999-83

notified 23 December 1999 (Gaz 1999 No S65)

commenced 23 December 1999 (s 2)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2000 (No 2)

A2000-2 sch

notified 9 March 2000 (Gaz 2000 No 10)

commenced 9 March 2000 (s 2)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2000 (No 3)

A2000-17 sch 1

notified 1 June 2000 (Gaz 2000 No 22)

commenced 1 June 2000 (s 2)

Spent Convictions Act 2000

A2000-48 pt 5

notified 28 September 2000 (Gaz 2000 No 39)

s 1, s 2 commenced 28 September 2000 (IA s 10B)

pt 5 (s 24) commenced 28 March 2001 (IA s 10E)

Legislation (Consequential Amendments) Act 2001

A2001-44 pt 105

notified 26 July 2001 (Gaz 2001 No 30)

s 1, s 2 commenced 26 July 2001 (IA s 10B)

pt 105 commenced 12 September 2001 (s 2 and see Gaz 2001 No S65)

Legislation Amendment Act 2002

A2002-11 pt 2.16

notified LR 27 May 2002

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 May 2002 (LA s 75)

pt 2.16 commenced 28 May 2002 (s 2 (1))

Discrimination Amendment Act 2002

A2002-19

notified LR 13 June 2002

s 1, s 2 commenced 13 June 2002 (LA s 75)

remainder commenced 14 June 2002 (s 2)

Criminal Code 2002

No 51 pt 1.7

notified LR 20 December 2002

s 1, s 2 commenced 20 December 2002 (LA s 75)

pt 1.7 commenced 1 January 2003 (s 2 (1))

Statute Law Amendment Act 2002 (No 2)

A2002-49 amdt 3.222

notified LR 20 December 2002

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 7 October 1994 (LA s 75 (2))

amdt 3.222 commenced 24 September 1997 (s 2 (3))

Note     This Act only amends the Remuneration Tribunal (Consequential Amendments) Act 1997

A1997-41 .

Discrimination Amendment Act 2003

A2003-15

notified LR 27 March 2003

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 March 2003 (LA s 75 (1))

remainder commenced 28 March 2003 (s 2)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2003

A2003-41 sch 3 pt 3.7

notified LR 19 August 2003

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 March 2003 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.7 commenced 9 October 2003 (s 2 (1))

Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Act 2003

A2003-48 sch 2 pt 2.5

notified LR 31 October 2003
s 1, s 2 commenced 31 October 2003 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 2 pt 2.5 commenced 30 April 2004 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Sexuality Discrimination Legislation Amendment Act 2004

A2004-2 sch 2 pt 2.3

notified LR 18 February 2004
s 1, s 2 commenced 18 February 2004 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 2 pt 2.3 commenced 22 March 2004 (s 2 and CN2004-4

)

Human Rights Act 2004

A2004-5 sch 2 pt 2.2

notified LR 10 March 2004
s 1, s 2 commenced 10 March 2004 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 2 pt 2.2 commenced 1 July 2004 (s 2)

Construction Occupations Legislation Amendment Act 2004

A2004-13 sch 2 pt 2.7

notified LR 26 March 2004
s 1, s 2 commenced 26 March 2004 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 2 pt 2.7 commenced 1 September 2004 (s 2 and see Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004

A2004-12, s 2 and CN2004-8

)

Criminal Code (Theft, Fraud, Bribery and Related Offences) Amendment Act 2004

A2004-15 sch 1 pt 1.8, sch 2 pt 2.26

notified LR 26 March 2004
s 1, s 2 commenced 26 March 2004 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 1 pt 1.8, sch 2 pt 2.26 commenced 9 April 2004 (s 2 (1))

Discrimination Amendment Act 2004

A2004-51

notified LR 11 August 2004
s 1, s 2 commenced 11 August 2004 (LA s 75 (1))
remainder commenced 12 August 2004 (s 2)

Court Procedures (Consequential Amendments) Act 2004

A2004-60 sch 1 pt 1.22

notified LR 2 September 2004
s 1, s 2 commenced 2 September 2004 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.22 commenced 10 January 2005 (s 2 and see Court Procedures Act 2004

A2004-59, s 2 and CN2004-29

)

Human Rights Commission Legislation Amendment Act 2005

A2005-41 sch 1 pt 1.2 (as am by A2006-3

amdt 1.3)

notified LR 1 September 2005
s 1, s 2 commenced 1 September 2005 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 1 pt 1.2 commenced 1 November 2006 (s 2 (3) (as am by A2006-3

amdt 1.3) and see Human Rights Commission Act 2005

A2005-40, s 2 (as am by A2006-3

s 4) and CN2006-21

)

Criminal Code (Administration of Justice Offences) Amendment Act 2005

A2005-53 sch 1 pt 1.8 (as am by A2005-60

pt 1.13)

notified LR 26 October 2005
s 1, s 2 commenced 26 October 2005 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 1 pt 1.8 commenced 1 November 2006 (s 2 (2) (as am by A2005-60

amdt 1.54) and see Human Rights Commission Act 2005

A2005-40, s 2  (as am by A2006-3

s 4) and CN2006-21

)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2005 (No 4)

A2005-60 sch 1 pt 1.13

notified LR 1 December 2005

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 23 November 2005 (LA s 75 (2))

sch 1 pt 1.13 commenced 22 December 2005 (s 2 (4))

Note     This Act only amends the Criminal Code (Administration of Justice Offences) Amendment Act 2005

A2005-53

Human Rights Commission Legislation Amendment Act 2006

A2006-3 amdt 1.3

notified LR 22 February 2006

s 1, s 2 commenced 22 February 2006 (LA s 75 (1))

amdt 1.3 commenced 23 February 2006 (s 2)

Note     This Act only amends the Human Rights Commission Legislation Amendment Act 2005

A2005-41

Civil Unions Act 2006

A2006-22 sch 1 pt 1.9

notified LR 19 May 2006
s 1, s 2 commenced 19 May 2006 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 1 pt 1.9 never commenced

Note     Act repealed by disallowance 14 June 2006 (see Cwlth Gaz 2006 No S93)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2006

A2006-40 sch 2 pt 2.14

notified LR 28 September 2006

s 1, s 2 commenced 28 September 2006 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 2 pt 2.14 commenced 29 September 2006 (s 2 (1))

Carers Recognition Legislation Amendment Act 2006

A2006-47 pt 2

notified LR 28 November 2006

s 1, s 2 commenced 28 November 2006 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 2 commenced 28 May 2007 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2007 (No 2)

A2007-16 sch 3 pt 3.11

notified LR 20 June 2007

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 12 April 2007 (LA s 75 (2))

sch 3 pt 3.11 commenced 11 July 2007 (s 2 (1))

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2007

A2007-22 sch 1 pt 1.8

notified LR 5 September 2007

s 1, s 2 commenced 5 September 2007 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.8 commenced 6 September 2007 (s 2)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2007 (No 3)

A2007-39 sch 3 pt 3.9

notified LR 6 December 2007

s 1, s 2 commenced 6 December 2007 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.9 commenced 27 December 2007 (s 2)

Civil Partnerships Act 2008

A2008-14 sch 1 pt 1.8

notified LR 15 May 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 15 May 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.8 commenced 19 May 2008 (s 2 and CN2008-8

)

Parental Leave Legislation Amendment Act 2008

A2008-27

notified LR 12 August 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 12 August 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

remainder commenced 13 August 2008 (s 2)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2008 (No 3)

A2008-29 sch 1 pt 1.7

notified LR 13 August 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 13 August 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.7 commenced 27 August 2008 (s 2)

ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Legislation Amendment Act 2008

A2008-36 sch 1 pt 1.20

notified LR 4 September 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 4 September 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.20 commenced 2 February 2009 (s 2 (1) and see ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008

A2008-35, s 2 (1) and CN2009-2

)

Adoption Amendment Act 2009 (No 2)

A2009-36 sch 1 pt 1.3

notified LR 22 October 2009

s 1, s 2 commenced 22 October 2009 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.3 commenced 22 April 2010 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Human Rights Commission Legislation Amendment Act 2010

A2010-5 pt 2

notified LR 2 March 2010

s 1, s 2 commenced 2 March 2010 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 2 commenced 9 March 2010 (s 2)

Liquor (Consequential Amendments) Act 2010

A2010-43 sch 1 pt 1.8

notified LR 8 November 2010

s 1, s 2 commenced 8 November 2010 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.8 commenced 1 December 2010 (s 2 (4) and see Liquor Act 2010

A2010-35, s 2 (3) (as am by A2010-43

amdt 1.19) and CN2010-14

)

Administrative (One ACT Public Service Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2011

A2011-22 sch 1 pt 1.54

notified LR 30 June 2011

s 1, s 2 commenced 30 June 2011 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.54 commenced 1 July 2011 (s 2 (1))

Statute Law Amendment Act 2011 (No 2)

A2011-28 sch 3 pt 3.8

notified LR 31 August 2011

s 1, s 2 commenced 31 August 2011 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.8 commenced 21 September 2011 (s 2 (1))

Statute Law Amendment Act 2011 (No 3)

A2011-52 sch 3 pt 3.19

notified LR 28 November 2011

s 1, s 2 commenced 28 November 2011 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.19 commenced 12 December 2011 (s 2)

Civil Unions Act 2012

A2012-40 sch 3 pt 3.9

notified LR 4 September 2012

s 1, s 2 commenced 4 September 2012 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.9 commenced 11 September 2012 (s 2)

Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013

A2013-39 sch 2 pt 2.9

notified LR 4 November 2013

s 1, s 2 commenced 4 November 2013 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 2 pt 2.9 commenced 7 November 2013 (s 2 and CN2013-11

)

Note     The High Court held this Act to be of no effect (see Commonwealth v Australian Capital Territory [2013] HCA 55)

Spent Convictions (Historical Homosexual Convictions Extinguishment) Amendment Act 2015

A2015-45 sch 1 pt 1.3

notified LR 6 November 2015

s 1, s 2 commenced 6 November 2015 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.3 commenced 7 November 2015 (s 2)

Discrimination Amendment Act 2016

A2016-49 pt 2, pt 3

notified LR 23 August 2016

s 1, s 2 commenced 23 August 2016 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 2 commenced 24 August 2016 (s 2 (1))

pt 3 commenced 3 April 2017 (s 2 (2))

Discrimination Amendment Act 2018

A2018-48

notified LR 6 December 2018

s 1, s 2 commenced 6 December 2018 (LA s 75 (1))

remainder commenced 29 April 2019 (s 2 and CN2019-7

)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2019

A2019-17 sch 1 pt 1.2

notified LR 14 June 2019

s 1, s 2 commenced 14 June 2019 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.2 commenced 21 June 2019 (s 2)

Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Act 2019

A2019-35 pt 4

notified LR 10 October 2019

s 1, s 2 commenced 10 October 2019 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 4 commenced 10 April 2020 (s 2 (2))

Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2020

A2020-42 pt 12

notified LR 27 August 2020

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 August 2020 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 12 commenced 28 August 2020 (s 2 (9))

4     Amendment history

Long title
long title     am A2003-41

amdt 3.22

Name of Act
s 1     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.23

Dictionary
s 2     om A2001-44

amdt 1.1123
    ins A2003-41

amdt 3.33

Notes
s 3     orig s 3 am A2003-41

amdt 3.206
    renum as s 4
    ins A2003-41

amdt 3.33

Objects of Act
s 4     orig s 4 defs reloc to dict A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2003-41

amdt 3.33
    (prev s 3) renum A2003-41

amdt 3.24
    sub A2016-49

s 4
    def de facto spouse om A2003-15

s 4
    def impairment sub A2003-15

s 5
    om A2003-41

amdt 3.28
    def marital status om A2003-15

s 6
    def near relative om A2003-15

s 6

Interpretation beneficial to people with protected attributes
s 4AA     ins A2016-49

s 4
    am A2016-49

s 19

Meaning of doing an act
s 4A     ins A2003-41

amdt 3.34

Meaning of complainant and respondent
s 5     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.35
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.3

Meaning of disability
s 5AA hdg     am A2003-41

amdt 3.36
s 5AA     ins A2003-15

s 9
    am A2003-41

amdts 3.37-3.39
    sub A2016-49

s 5
    am A2019-35

s 124

Liability of person relying on assistance animal etc
s 5AB     ins A2016-49

s 5

Meaning of potential pregnancy
s 5A     ins A2002-19

s 5
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.40

MLAs as employers
s 6     om A1993-44

sch 2
    ins A1995-9

s 4
    sub A2003-41

amdt 3.41
    am A2007-16

amdt 3.45

Offences against Act—application of Criminal Code etc
s 6A     ins A2004-2

amdt 2.4
    am A2005-41

amdt 1.4

Protected attributes
s 7     am A1993-25

s 4; A1994-1

s 4; A1994-11

s 4; A1996-67

s 5; A1999-60

s 4; A2000-48

s 24; A2003-15

s 10; pars renum R11 LA (see A2003-15

s 11); A2003-41

amdt 3.42, amdt 3.43, amdt 3.206; A2010-5

s 4, s 5; A2015-45

amdt 1.3
    sub A2016-49

s 20
    am A2020-42

s 58, s 59; pars renum R49 LA

Meaning of discrimination
s 8     am A2003-41

amdt 3.44, amdt 3.206
    sub A2016-49

s 6
    am A2016-49

s 21

Disability—guide-dogs etc
s 9 hdg     am A2003-41

amdt 3.207
s 9     am A1996-67

s 5; A2003-41

amdts 3.45-3.47, amdt 3.206, amdt 3.207
    om A2016-49

s 7

Applicants and employees
s 10     am A2003-41

amdt 3.48; A2008-27

s 4

Employees—religious practice
s 11     am A2003-41

amdt 3.206

Commission agents
s 12     am A2003-41

amdt 3.49

Partnerships
s 14     am A2003-41

amdt 3.50, amdt 3.206

Professional or trade organisations
s 15     am A1993-25

s 5; A2003-41

amdt 3.51, amdt 3.52

Qualifying bodies
s 16     am A2003-41

amdt 3.53, amdt 3.54

Education
s 18     am A2003-41

amdt 3.55, amdt 3.56

Access to premises
s 19     am A2003-41

amdts 3.57-3.62

Goods, services and facilities
s 20     am A2003-41

amdt 3.63, amdt 3.64

Clubs
s 22     am A2003-41

amdts 3.65-3.67

Domestic duties
s 24     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.68

Residential care of children
s 25     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.68

Adoption
s 25A     ins A1994-1

s 5
    am A1999-64

sch 2; A2003-41

amdt 3.69, amdt 3.206; A2009-36

amdt 1.5; A2011-22

amdt 1.168

Domestic accommodation etc
s 26     am A2003-15

s 12, s 13; A2003-41

amdt 3.206; A2006-47

s 4; A2016-49

s 22; ss renum R45 LA

Preselection by employment agencies
s 26A     ins A1996-67

s 6
    sub A2003-41

amdt 3.70

Measures intended to achieve equality
s 27     am A1999-83

s 4; A2003-41

amdt 3.71, amdt 3.206
    sub A2004-51

s 4
    am A2016-49

s 23

Insurance
s 28     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.72

Superannuation
s 29     am A1994-1

s 6; A2003-41

amdts 3.73-3.77, amdt 3.209

Acts done under statutory authority etc
s 30     am A1996-67

s 7; A2001-44

amdt 1.1124; A2003-41

amdt 3.78; A2008-36

amdt 1.249; A2011-28

amdt 3.52
    (1) (a), (b), (4) exp on day stated in declaration (s 30 (2), (4))

Voluntary bodies
s 31     am A1996-67

s 8
    sub A2003-41

amdt 3.79

Religious bodies
s 32     am A2000-2

sch; A2003-41

amdt 3.80, amdt 3.206; A2018-48

s 4, s 5

Educational institutions conducted for religious purposes
s 33     am A2003-41

amdts 3.81-3.85
    om A2018-48

s 6

Discrimination relating to accommodation, goods or services etc
s 33A     ins A2016-49

s 24

Exceptions about sex, relationship status, pregnancy or breastfeeding
div 4.2 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 2 hdg) am A1999-60

s 5
    renum R6 LA
    sub A2003-15

s 14

Genuine occupational qualifications—sex
s 34 hdg     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.86
s 34     am A2003-41

amdt 3.87, amdt 3.88, amdt 3.206, amdt 3.209

Employment of couple
s 35     sub A2003-15

s 15

Educational institutions for members of one sex
s 36     am A2003-41

amdts 3.89-3.91

Pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding
s 37     am A1999-60

s 6
    sub A2003-41

amdt 3.92

Services for members of one sex
s 38     am A2003-41

amdt 3.93

Accommodation provided for employees, contract workers or students
s 39     am A1999-60

s 7; A2003-15

s 16; A2003-41

amdt 3.94, amdt 3.95, amdt 3.206

Clubs for members of one sex etc
s 40     am A2003-41

amdts 3.96-3.100, amdt 3.206, amdt 3.209

Sport
s 41     am A2003-41

amdt 3.101, amdt 3.206

Genuine occupational qualifications—race
s 42 hdg     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.102
s 42     am A2003-41

amdt 3.103, amdt 3.104, amdt 3.206, amdt 3.209

Clubs for members of one race etc
s 43     am A2003-41

amdt 3.105

Religious workers
s 44     am A2003-41

amdt 3.106

Political workers etc
s 45     am A2003-41

amdt 3.107

Religious educational institutions
s 46     am A2003-41

amdts 3.108-3.110; A2018-48

s 7

Exceptions relating to disability
div 4.5 hdg     am A2003-41

amdt 3.207

Unjustifiable hardship
s 47     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.111

Genuine occupational qualifications—disability
s 48 hdg     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.112
s 48     am A2003-41

amdt 3.112, amdt 3.113, amdt 3.207

Work related discrimination
s 49     am A2003-15

s 17, s 18; A2003-41

amdt 3.114, amdt 3.115, amdt 3.206, amdt 3.207; A2016-49

s 25

Discrimination by qualifying bodies etc
s 50     am A2003-15

s 19, s 20; A2003-41

amdt 3.116, amdt 3.207; A2016-49

s 26

Discrimination by educational institutions
s 51     am A2003-41

amdts 3.117-3.121, amdt 3.207, amdt 3.209; A2011-52

amdt 3.67, amdt 3.68

Discrimination relating to access to premises
s 52     am A1998-52

sch; A2001-44

amdt 1.1125; A2003-41

amdt 3.122, amdt 3.207; A2004-13

amdt 2.20; A2011-28

amdt 3.52; A2011-52

amdt 3.68

Discrimination in the provision of goods and services
s 53     am A1996-67

s 9
    sub A2003-41

amdt 3.123

Discrimination relating to accommodation
s 54     am A2003-41

amdt 3.124, amdt 3.207; A2011-52

amdt 3.69

Discrimination by clubs
s 55     am A2003-41

amdts 3.125-3.127, amdt 3.206, amdt 3.207

Public health
s 56     am A2003-41

amdt 3.128, amdt 3.207

Sport
s 57     am A2003-41

amdt 3.128, amdt 3.129, amdt 3.206, amdt 3.207

Exceptions relating to age
div 4.6 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 6 hdg) ins A1994-1

s 7
    renum R6 LA

Genuine occupational qualifications—age
s 57A hdg     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.130
s 57A     ins A1994-1

s 7
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.130, amdt 3.131

Youth wages
s 57B     ins A1994-1

s 7
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.132; A2011-28

amdt 3.53, amdt 3.54
    (4), (5) exp 21 September 2012 (s 57B (5))

Employment and work—health and safety
s 57C     ins A1994-1

s 7
    sub A2003-41

amdt 3.133

Compulsory retirement—2-year exemption
s 57D     ins A1994-1

s 7
    (1) exp 4 March 1996 (s 57D (2))
    om R4 LRA

Education—minimum-age admissions
s 57E     ins A1994-1

s 7
    am A2003-41

amdts 3.134-3.136, amdt 3.209

Education—senior secondary colleges (until 1 January 1996)
s 57F     ins A1994-1

s 7
    (1) exp 1 January 1996 (s 57F (2))
    om R4 LRA

Legal capacity
s 57G     ins A1994-1

s 7
    sub A2003-41

amdt 3.137

Benefits and concessions
s 57H     ins A1994-1

s 7
    sub A2003-41

amdt 3.138

Goods, services and facilities—health and safety
s 57J     ins A1994-1

s 7
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.139, amdt 3.140, amdt 3.209

Recreational tours and accommodation
s 57K     ins A1994-1

s 7
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.141

Clubs
s 57L     ins A1994-1

s 7
    sub A2003-41

amdt 3.142

Sport
s 57M     ins A1994-1

s 7
    sub A2003-41

amdt 3.143

Exceptions relating to profession, trade, occupation or calling
div 4.7 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 6 hdg) ins A1994-11

s 5
    renum R6 LA

Discrimination in profession, trade, occupation or calling
s 57N     ins A1994-11

s 5
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.144, amdt 3.209

Exceptions relating to employment status
div 4.8 hdg     ins A2016-49

s 27

Discrimination relating to employment status
s 57O     ins A2016-49

s 27

Exceptions relating to immigration status
div 4.9 hdg     ins A2016-49

s 27

Discrimination relating to immigration status
s 57P     ins A2016-49

s 27

Exceptions relating to physical features
div 4.10 hdg     ins A2016-49

s 27

Genuine occupational requirements—physical features
s 57Q     ins A2016-49

s 27

Health and safety—physical features
s 57R     ins A2016-49

s 27

Meaning of sexual harassment for pt 5
s 58     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.145

Employment etc
s 59     am A1995-9

s 5; A2003-41

amdt 3.206

Racial, sexuality and HIV/AIDS vilification
pt 6 hdg     sub A2004-2

amdt 2.5
    om A2016-49

s 8

Definitions for pt 6
s 65 hdg     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.146; A2004-2

amdt 2.5
s 65     am A2003-41

amdt 3.147
    om A2016-49

s 8
    def HIV/AIDS status ins A2004-2

amdt 2.6
    om A2016-49

s 8
    def public act om A2016-49

s 8

Unlawful vilification—race, sexuality etc
s 66     am A2003-41

amdt 3.148, amdt 3.206
    sub A2004-2

amdt 2.7
    am A2010-5

s 6
    om A2016-49

s 8

Serious vilification offence—race, sexuality etc
s 67     am A1998-54

sch
    sub A2004-2

amdt 2.7
    am A2010-5

s 7
    om A2016-49

s 8

Unlawful vilification
s 67A     ins A2016-49

s 9
    am A2016-49

s 28; pars renum R45 LA; A2020-42

s 60, s 61; pars renum R49 LA

Victimisation
s 68     am A2000-2

sch; A2003-41

amdts 3.149-3.151
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.5
    am A2008-36

amdt 1.250; A2010-5

s 8, s 9; pars renum R33 LA
    sub A2016-49

s 10

General principles about unlawful acts
pt 8 hdg     sub A1996-67

s 10; A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Preliminary
div 8.1 hdg     om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Onus of establishing exception etc
s 70 hdg     sub A2003-41

amdt 3.152
s 70     sub A1996-67

s 10; A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    am A2016-49

s 11

Unlawful act not an offence
s 71     am A1994-60

sch 1
    sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.153
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    am A2016-49

s 11

Making, investigation, conciliation and referral of complaints
div 8.2 hdg     om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Unlawful act no basis for civil action
s 72     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2001-44

amdt 1.1126, amdt 1.1127; A2003-41

amdt 3.154, amdt 3.206
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    am A2016-49

s 11

Aiding etc unlawful acts
s 73     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.155
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    am A2016-49

s 11

Hearings before discrimination tribunal
div 8.3 hdg     om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Granting of relief by discrimination tribunal
div 8.4 hdg     om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Enforcement of orders and decisions of discrimination tribunal
div 8.5 hdg     om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Other powers of commissioner and tribunal
div 8.6 hdg     om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Miscellaneous
div 8.7 hdg     om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Hearing of complaints
pt 9 hdg     orig pt 9 hdg renum as pt 10 hdg
    ins A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Preliminary
div 9.1 hdg     ins A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Meaning of party for pt 9
s 74     sub A1996-67

s 10; A2003-41

amdt 3.156; A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Reliance on exceptions and exemptions
s 75     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.157, amdt 3.208
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Complaints about unlawful discrimination
s 76     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Hearings by tribunal
div 9.2 hdg     ins A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Hearings by tribunal
s 77     sub A1996-67

s 10; A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Power to strike out complaints
s 77A     ins A2007-22

amdt 1.26
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Late application in exceptional circumstances
s 78     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.206
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Application to strike out complaint
s 79 hdg     am A2003-41

amdt 3.158
s 79     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.159
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Tribunal procedure
div 9.3 hdg     ins A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Tribunal to decide own procedures
s 80     am A1994-103

s 4
    sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.160, amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Hearings may be closed
s 81     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.161, amdt 3.162, amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Sittings
s 82     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdts 3.163-3.165, amdt 3.208
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Joining parties
s 83     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.166, amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Appearances
s 84     sub A1996-67

s 10; A2003-41

amdt 3.167; A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Representation
s 85     sub A1996-67

s 10; A2003-15

s 21; A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Witness subpoenas
s 86     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    am A2005-53

amdt 1.42
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Expenses of witnesses etc
s 87     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Failure to attend or produce document
s 88     am A1994-60

sch 1
    sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2005-53

amdt 1.43

Appearance by audiovisual or audio links
s 89     am A1994-60

sch 1
    sub A1996-67

s 10; A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Power to require witness to take oath etc
s 90     am A1994-60

sch 1
    sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.208
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6; A2005-53

amdt 1.44
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Refusing to take oath or make affirmation
s 91     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.168, amdt 3.208
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2005-53

amdt 1.44

Requiring answer or document
s 92     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2001-44

amdt 1.1128, amdt 1.1129; A2003-41

amdt 3.169
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2005-53

amdt 1.44

Prohibiting or controlling publication
s 93     am A1994-60

sch 1
    sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2000-2

sch; A2003-41

amdt 3.170, amdt 3.208
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Privileges against selfincrimination and exposure to civil penalty
s 94     sub A1996-67

s 10; A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    am A2005-53

amdt 1.45, amdt 1.46
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Protection of members of tribunal etc
s 95     om A1994-60

sch 1
    ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.171
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Contempt of tribunal
s 96     am A1995-46

sch
    sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.208
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6; A2005-53

amdt 1.47
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Application of Criminal Code, ch 7
s 96A     ins A1999-22

s 12
    am A2000-17

sch 1; A2003-41

amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209; A2003-48

amdt 2.6
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    ins A2005-53

amdt 1.47
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Granting of relief by tribunal
div 9.4 hdg     ins A2005-41

amdt 1.6`
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Interim orders—complaint before HRC
s 97     sub A1996-67

s 10; A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    am A2007-16

amdt 3.46
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Interim orders—complaint before tribunal
s 98     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A1998-54

sch
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Decisions following hearing
s 99     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2001-44

amdts 1.1130-1.1132; A2003-41

amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    (9), (10) exp 1 December 2006 (s 99 (10))
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Enforcement of orders and decisions of tribunal
div 9.5 hdg     ins A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Failure to comply with tribunal order
s 100     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2001-44

amdts 1.1133-1.1135; A2003-41

amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Enforcement of tribunal orders
s 101     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251`

Miscellaneous
div 9.6 hdg     ins A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Statement of reasons
s 102     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.172, amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Referral of questions of law to Supreme Court
s 103     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A1998-54

sch
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Appeals from tribunal decisions
s 104     sub A1996-67

s 10
    (5), (6) exp 10 January 2006 (s 104 (6))
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.6
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.251

Effect of Division
s 105     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.173
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Joining parties
s 106     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.174, amdt 3.209
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Requiring answer or document
s 107     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A1998-54

sch
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Prohibiting or controlling publication
s 108     sub A1996-67

s 10
    am A2001-44

amdts 1.1136-1.1138; A2003-41

amdt 3.175, amdt 3.208
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Review of directions by commissioner
s 108A     ins A1996-67

s 10
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Prohibited publications
s 108B     ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A1998-54

sch
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Obtaining information and documents
s 108C     ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.176, amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Statement of reasons
s 108D     ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.208
    sub A2004-60

amdt 1.141
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Referral of questions of law to Supreme Court
s 108DA     ins A2004-60

amdt 1.141
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Appeals from tribunal to Supreme Court
s 108DB     ins A2004-60

amdt 1.141
    (5), (6) exp 10 January 2006 (s 108DB (6))
    sub A2006-40

amdt 2.104
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Selfincrimination etc
s 108E     ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A2002-11

amdts 2.31-2.33; A2002-51

amdt 1.18; A2004-15

amdt 2.54
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Unlawful act not an offence
s 108F     ins A1996-67

s 10
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Unlawful act no basis for civil action
s 108G     ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.177
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Aiding etc unlawful acts
s 108H     ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.178
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Acts and omissions of representatives
s 108I     ins A1996-67

s 10
    sub A2004-15

amdt 1.9
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Protection from civil proceedings
s 108J     ins A1996-67

s 10
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Expenses of witnesses etc
s 108K     ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.179
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Failure to attend before commissioner or tribunal
s 108L     ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A1998-54

sch
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Failure to give information etc
s 108M     ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A1998-54

sch
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

Disrupting proceedings before commissioner or tribunal
s 108N hdg     sub A2004-15

amdt 2.55
s 108N     ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A1998-54

sch
    am A2000-2

sch; A2004-15

amdt 2.56
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.6

False information
s 108O     ins A1996-67

s 10
    am A1998-54

sch
    om A2004-15

amdt 2.57

Discrimination tribunal
pt 9A hdg     renum as pt 11 hdg

Establishment, functions and powers
div 9A.1 hdg     renum as div 11.1 hdg

Tribunal members
div 9A.2 hdg     renum as div 11.2 hdg

Registrar and deputy registrars
div 9A.3 hdg     renum as div 11.3 hdg

Other provisions
div 9A.4 hdg     renum as div 11.4 hdg

Exemptions
pt 10 hdg     orig pt 10 hdg om A2005-41

amdt 1.12    
    (prev pt 9 hdg) renum A2005-41

amdt 1.8

Grant of exemptions
s 109     am A1994-60

sch 1; A2001-44

amdts 1.1139-1.1142; A2003-41

amdt 3.208, amdt 3.209; A2005-41

amdt 1.7; A2008-36

amdt 1.252; A2011-52

amdt 3.70, amdt 3.71

Review by ACAT
s 110     am A2005-41

amdt 1.7
    sub A2008-36

amdt 1.253

Establishment
s 110A     renum as s 111

Functions and powers
s 110B     ins A1996-67

s 11
    sub A2000-2

sch
    om A2003-41

amdt 3.181

Membership of tribunal
s 110C     renum as s 112

Eligibility for appointment
s 110D     renum as s 113

Conditions of appointment generally
s 110E     renum as s 114

Matters to be included in instrument of appointment etc
s 110F     renum as s 115

Duration of appointment
s 110G     renum as s 116

Registrar and deputy registrars
s 110H     renum as s 117

Constitution of tribunal
s 110I     renum as s 118

Role of president
s 110J     renum as s 119

Approved forms—registrar
s 110K     renum as s 120

Discrimination tribunal
pt 11 hdg     orig pt 11 hdg renum as pt 12 hdg
    (prev pt 9A hdg) ins A1996-67

s 11
    renum A2005-41

amdt 1.9
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Establishment, functions and powers
div 11.1 hdg     (prev pt 9A div 1 hdg and then div 9A.1 hdg) ins A2000-2

sch
    renum R6 LA; A2005-41

amdt 1.10
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Establishment
s 111 hdg     orig s 111 hdg sub A2003-41

amdt 3.191
s 111     orig s 111 am A2000-2

sch; A2003-41

amdts 3.192-3.194
    s 111 (a)-(h) renum as s 112
    prev s 111 ins A2003-41

amdt 3.191
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.12
    (prev s 110A) ins A1996-67

s 11
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.180
    renum A2005-41

amdt 1.11
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Tribunal members
div 11.2 hdg     (prev pt 9A div 2 hdg and then div 9A.2 hdg) ins A2000-2

sch
    renum R6 LA; A2005-41

amdt 1.10
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Membership of tribunal
s 112 hdg     orig s 112 hdg sub A2003-41

amdt 3.191
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.12
s 112     orig s 112 om A2003-41

amdt 3.195
    prev s 112 (prev s 111 (a)-(h)) renum A2003-41

amdt 3.191
    am A2003-41

amdts 3.192-3.194; A2004-5

amdt 2.5
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.12
    (prev s 110C) ins A1996-67

s 11
    sub A2000-2

sch
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.182
    renum A2005-41

amdt 1.11
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Eligibility for appointment
s 113     orig s 113 om A1997-41

sch 1
    prev s 113 ins A2003-41

amdt 3.195
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.12
    (prev s 110D) ins A1996-67

s 11
    sub A2000-2

sch
    renum A2005-41

amdt 1.11
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Conditions of appointment generally
s 114 hdg     (prev s 110E hdg) sub A2003-41

amdt 3.183
s 114     orig s 114 sub A2003-41

amdt 3.195
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.12
    (prev s 110E) ins A1996-67

s 11
    sub A2000-2

sch
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.184
    renum A2005-41

amdt 1.11
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Matters to be included in instrument of appointment etc
s 115     orig s 115 sub A2003-41

amdt 3.196
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.12
    (prev s 110F) ins A1996-67

s 11
    sub A1999-66

sch 3
    sub A2000-2

sch
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.185, amdt 3.186
    renum A2005-41

amdt 1.11
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Duration of appointment
s 116     orig s 116 sub A2003-41

amdt 3.196
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.12
    (prev s 110G) ins A2000-2

sch
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.187
    renum A2005-41

amdt 1.11
    am A2007-39

amdt 3.23
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Registrar and deputy registrars
div 11.3 hdg     (prev pt 9A div 3 hdg and then div 9A.3 hdg) ins A2000-2

sch
    renum R6 LA; A2005-41

amdt 1.10
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Registrar and deputy registrars
s 117     orig s 117 om A2003-41

amdt 3.196
    (prev s 110H) ins A2000-2

sch
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.188, amdt 3.189
    renum A2005-41

amdt 1.11
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Other provisions
div 11.4 hdg     (prev pt 9A div 4 hdg and then div 9A.4 hdg) ins A2000-2

sch
    renum R6 LA; A2005-41

amdt 1.10
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Constitution of tribunal
s 118     orig s 118 sub A1994-38

sch 1 pt 28
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.208
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.12
    (prev s 110I) ins A2000-2

sch
    renum A2005-41

amdt 1.11
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Role of president
s 119     orig s 119 om A1995-25

sch
    prev s 119 ins A1996-67

s 12
    am A2000-2

s 3 sch
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.12
    (prev s 110J) ins A2000-2

sch
    renum A2005-41

amdt 1.11
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Approved forms—registrar
s 120     orig s 120 am A1996-67

s 13
    sub A2003-41

amdt 3.197
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.12
    (prev s 110K) ins A2001-44

amdt 1.1143
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.190
    renum A2005-41

amdt 1.11
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.254

Miscellaneous
pt 12 hdg     (prev pt 11 hdg) sub and renum A2005-41

amdt 1.13

Secrecy
s 121     sub A1996-67

s 14
    am A2000-2

s 3 sch; A2003-41

amdt 3.198, amdt 3.199
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.13
    (6), (7) exp 1 December 2006 (s 121 (7))
    am A2008-36

amdt 1.255

Acts and omissions of representatives
s 121A     ins A2008-29

amdt 1.22
    am A2016-49

s 12

Relationship to other laws
s 122     am A1996-67

s 15
    am A1998-54

s 3 sch
    am A2000-2

s 3 sch; A2003-41

amdt 3.200, amdt 3.201, amdt 3.209
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.13

Regulation-making power
s 123     om A1997-41

sch 1
    ins A2005-41

amdt 1.13

Discrimination Regulation 2016—sch 1
s 124     am A2000-2

s 3 sch; A2001-44

amdt 1.1144; A2003-41

amdt 3.202, amdt 3.208
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.13
    ins A2016-49

s 13
    exp 24 August 2016 (s 124 (5))

Exercise of functions under intergovernmental arrangement
s 125 hdg     am A2000-2

s 3 sch
s 125     am A2003-41

amdt 3.203
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.13

Approved forms—commissioner
s 126A     ins A2001-44

amdt 1.1145
    am A2003-41

amdt 3.204
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.13

Regulation-making power
s 127     sub A2000-2

s 3 sch
    am A2001-44

amdt 1.1146, amdt 1.1147; A2003-41

amdt 3.206
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.13

Transitional provisions about tribunal members
s 128     ins A2000-2

sch
    exp 9 June 2000 (s 128 (3))

Discrimination Regulation 2016
sch 1     ins A2016-49

s 14
    exp 24 August 2016 (s 124 (5))

Dictionary
dict     ins A2003-41

amdt 3.205
    am A2006-22

amdt 1.30 (A2006-22

rep before commenced by disallowance (see Cwlth Gaz 2006 No S93)); A2008-14

amdt 1.22; A2008-36

amdt 1.256     ; A2011-22

amdt 1.169, amdt 1.170; A2011-28

amdt 3.55; A2012-40

amdt 3.29, A2013-39

amdt 2.17 (A2013-39

never effective (see Commonwealth v Australian Capital Territory [2013] HCA 55)); A2016-49

s 29
    def accommodation reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def accommodation status ins A2016-49

s 30
    def affinity ins A2006-22

amdt 1.31 (A2006-22

rep before commenced by disallowance (see Cwlth Gaz 2006 No S93))
    def carer reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    sub A2006-47

s 5
    def club reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    sub A2010-43

amdt 1.10
    def club licence ins A2010-43

amdt 1.10
    def commission agent reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def commissioner sub A2003-41

amdt 3.25
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.14
    def committee of management am A2003-41

amdt 3.206
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def Commonwealth commission reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.14
    def complainant ins A2003-41

amdt 3.205
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.15
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.257
    def complaint reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.16
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.257
    def complaint about unlawful discrimination ins A2005-41

amdt 1.17
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.257
    def compulsory conference reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2007-22

amdt 1.27
    def contract worker sub A2003-41

amdt 3.26
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def deputy president ins A2000-2

sch
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.257
    def disability ins A2003-41

amdt 3.27
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def discriminate reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2016-49

s 15
    def discrimination ins A2016-49

s 16
    def doing ins A2003-41

amdt 3.205
    def educational authority reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def educational institution reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def employer reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def employment reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def employment agency am A2003-41

amdt 3.206
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def employment status ins A2016-49

s 30
    def gender identity ins A2010-5

s 10
    sub A2016-49

s 31
    am A2020-42

s 62
    def HIV/AIDS status ins A2004-2

amdt 2.8
    om A2016-49

s 17
    def HRC ins A2005-41

amdt 1.17
    def HRC Act ins A2005-41

amdt 1.17
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.257
    def immigration status ins A2016-49

s 32
    def industrial activity ins A2010-5

s 10
    def industrial association ins A2010-5

s 10
    def industrial organisation ins A2010-5

s 10
    def intersex status ins A2016-49

s 32
    om A2020-42

s 63
    def investigation reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.18
    def irrelevant criminal record ins A2016-49

s 32
    def man reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def member ins A2000-2

sch
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.257
    def party ins A2003-41

amdt 3.205
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.19
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.257
    def physical features ins A2016-49

s 32
    def political conviction ins A2016-49

s 32
    def potential pregnancy ins A2002-19

s 4
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def pregnancy ins A2002-19

s 4
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def premises reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def president ins A2000-2

sch
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.257
    def principal sub A2003-41

amdt 3.29
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def protected attribute ins A2016-49

s 32
    def public act ins A2003-41

amdt 3.205
    sub A2004-2

amdt 2.9
    om A2016-49

s 17
    def race reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def relationship status ins A2003-15

s 7
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    am A2006-22

amdt 1.32, amdt 1.33 (A2006-22

rep before commenced by disallowance (see Cwlth Gaz 2006 No S93)); A2008-14

amdt 1.23, amdt 1.24; pars renum R29 LA; A2012-40

amdt 3.30, amdt 3.31; pars renum R39 LA; A2019-17

amdt 1.2
    def relative sub A2003-15

s 8
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    am A2006-22

amdt 1.34 (A2006-22

rep before commenced by disallowance (see Cwlth Gaz 2006 No S93)); A2012-40

amdt 3.32
    def relevant class of persons sub A2003-41

amdt 3.30
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    am A2016-49

s 33
    def religious conviction ins A2016-49

s 34
    def representative complaint am A1996-67

s 4
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.20
    def respondent ins A2003-41

amdt 3.205
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.21
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.257
    def services am A2003-41

amdt 3.31
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def sex characteristics ins A2020-42

s 64
    def sexual harassment ins A2003-41

amdt 3.205
    def sexuality reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    sub A2020-42

s 65
    def staff reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2005-41

amdt 1.22
    def Territory employee sub A1994-38

sch 1 pt 28
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def transsexual reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    om A2010-5

s 11
    def tribunal ins A1996-67

s 4
    reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    sub A2005-41

amdt 1.23
    om A2008-36

amdt 1.257
    def unlawful act ins A2016-49

s 18
    def unpaid worker reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def voluntary body reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32
    def woman reloc from s 4 A2003-41

amdt 3.32

5     Earlier republications

Some earlier republications were not numbered. The number in column 1 refers to the publication order.

Since 12 September 2001 every authorised republication has been published in electronic pdf format on the ACT legislation register. A selection of authorised republications have also been published in printed format. These republications are marked with an asterisk (*) in column 1. Electronic and printed versions of an authorised republication are identical.

Republication No

Amendments to

Republication date

1

A1994-11

31 May 1994

2

A1995-46

1 January 1996

3

A1996-67

31 January 1997

4

A1998-54

31 January 1999

5

A2000-17

15 June 2000

6

A2001-44

12 September 2001

7

A2002-11

31 May 2002

8

A2002-19

14 June 2002

9

A2002-19

11 July 2002

10

A2002-51

1 January 2003

10 (RI)

A2002-51

10 February 2003

11

A2003-15

28 March 2003

12

A2003-41

9 October 2003

13

A2004-5

22 March 2004

14

A2004-15

9 April 2004

15

A2004-15

30 April 2004

16

A2004-15

1 July 2004

17

A2004-51

12 August 2004

18*

A2004-51

1 September 2004

19

A2004-60

10 January 2005

20

A2005-60

11 January 2006

21

A2006-3

23 February 2006

22

A2006-40

29 September 2006

23

A2006-40

1 November 2006

24*

A2006-47

2 December 2006

25

A2006-47

28 May 2007

26

A2007-16

11 July 2007

27

A2007-22

6 September 2007

28

A2007-39

27 December 2007

29

A2008-14

19 May 2008

30

A2008-29

13 August 2008

31

A2008-29

27 August 2008

32*

A2008-36

2 February 2009

33

A2010-5

9 March 2010

34

A2010-5

22 April 2010

35

A2010-43

1 December 2010

36

A2011-22

1 July 2011

37*

A2011-28

21 September 2011

38

A2011-52

12 December 2011

39

A2012-40

11 September 2012

40

A2012-40

22 September 2012

41

A2013-39

(never effective)

7 November 2013

41 (RI)

A2013-39

(never effective)

7 November 2013

42

A2015-45

7 November 2015

43

A2016-49

24 August 2016

44

A2016-49

25 August 2016

45

A2016-49

3 April 2017

46

A2018-48

29 April 2019

47

A2019-17

21 June 2019

48

A2019-35

10 April 2020

‡ includes retrospective amendments by A2002-49
















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Republication No 49

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Republication date: 28 August 2020

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About this republication

The republished law

This is a republication of the Discrimination Act 1991

(including any amendment made under the Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 (Editorial changes)) as in force on 28 August 2020

. It also includes any commencement, amendment, repeal or expiry affecting this republished law to 28 August 2020

.

The legislation history and amendment history of the republished law are set out in endnotes 3 and 4.

Kinds of republications

The Parliamentary Counsel's Office prepares 2 kinds of republications of ACT laws (see the ACT legislation register at www.legislation.act.gov.au

):

              • authorised republications to which the Legislation Act 2001

applies

              • unauthorised republications.

The status of this republication appears on the bottom of each page.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 authorises the Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial amendments and other changes of a formal nature when preparing a law for republication. Editorial changes do not change the effect of the law, but have effect as if they had been made by an Act commencing on the republication date (see Legislation Act 2001

, s 115 and s 117). The changes are made if the Parliamentary Counsel considers they are desirable to bring the law into line, or more closely into line, with current legislative drafting practice.

This republication includes amendments made under part 11.3 (see endnote 1).

Uncommenced provisions and amendments

If a provision of the republished law has not commenced, the symbol  U  appears immediately before the provision heading. Any uncommenced amendments that affect this republished law are accessible on the ACT legislation register (www.legislation.act.gov.au

). For more information, see the home page for this law on the register.

Modifications

If a provision of the republished law is affected by a current modification, the symbol  M  appears immediately before the provision heading. The text of the modifying provision appears in the endnotes. For the legal status of modifications, see the Legislation Act 2001

, section 95.

Penalties

At the republication date, the value of a penalty unit for an offence against this law is $160 for an individual and $810 for a corporation (see Legislation Act 2001

, s 133).

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