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SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT 1984 - SECT 17

Partnerships

             (1)  It is unlawful for 6 or more persons, being persons who are proposing to form themselves into a partnership, to discriminate against a person on the ground of the person's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or relationship status, pregnancy or potential pregnancy, breastfeeding or family responsibilities:

                     (a)  in determining who should be invited to become a partner in the partnership; or

                     (b)  in the terms or conditions on which the person is invited to become a partner in the partnership.

             (2)  It is unlawful for any one or more of the partners in a partnership consisting of 6 or more partners to discriminate against a person on the ground of the person's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or relationship status, pregnancy or potential pregnancy, breastfeeding or family responsibilities:

                     (a)  in determining who should be invited to become a partner in the partnership; or

                     (b)  in the terms or conditions on which the person is invited to become a partner in the partnership.

             (3)  It is unlawful for any one or more of the partners in a partnership consisting of 6 or more partners to discriminate against a partner in the partnership on the ground of the partner's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or relationship status, pregnancy or potential pregnancy, breastfeeding or family responsibilities:

                     (a)  by denying the partner access, or limiting the partner's access, to any benefit arising from being a partner in the partnership;

                     (b)  by expelling the partner from the partnership; or

                     (c)  by subjecting the partner to any other detriment.



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