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SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT 1984 - SECT 19

Registered organisations under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009

             (1)  It is unlawful for a registered organisation, the committee of management of a registered organisation or a member of the committee of management of a registered organisation 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)  by refusing or failing to accept the person's application for membership; or

                     (b)  in the terms or conditions on which the organisation is prepared to admit the person to membership.

             (2)  It is unlawful for a registered organisation, the committee of management of a registered organisation or a member of the committee of management of a registered organisation to discriminate against a person who is a member of the registered organisation, on the ground of the member's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or relationship status, pregnancy or potential pregnancy, breastfeeding or family responsibilities:

                     (a)  by denying the member access, or limiting the member's access, to any benefit provided by the organisation;

                     (b)  by depriving the member of membership or varying the terms of membership; or

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



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