When was the Anti-discrimination Act introduced in Australia?

When was the Anti-discrimination Act introduced in Australia?

The Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 3 December 1991. Assent, and the commencement of the Commonwealth/State arrangement (Part 3 of Chapter 9) were on 9 December 1991.

What is Disability Discrimination Act 1992 in Australia?

The Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) makes it against the law to treat people unfairly because of a disability. a person’s thought processes, perception of reality, emotions or judgment or that results in disturbed behaviour.

When was the Racial Discrimination Act passed?

The RDA is a law passed in 1975 by the Whitlam government to make sure everyone in Australia was treated equally and given the same opportunities – regardless of their background.

When was the Disability Discrimination Act passed?

On 8 November it will be 20 years since the first significant anti-discrimination legislation for disabled people, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995, became law.

What does the Disability Discrimination Act cover?

The DDA covers key areas of life such as employment and training; education; goods, facilities and services; premises and transport.

When was the White Australia policy introduced?

The Immigration Restriction Bill, which enacted the white Australia policy, was initiated in the House of Representatives by Prime Minister Edmund Barton on 5 June 1901, nine sitting days after the Duke of York had opened the Australian Parliament on 9 May 1901.

Who started the Racial Discrimination Act 1975?

Senator Lionel Murphy
The Racial Discrimination Bill 1975 As Attorney-General in the Whitlam Government, Senator Lionel Murphy introduced a Racial Discrimination Bill in the Senate on three occasions, in November 1973, April 1974 and October 1974.

What are the 3 major objectives of the disability discrimination Act of 1992?

The DDA makes it generally unlawful to discriminate against people because of disability. It has three objectives, which in summary are: to eliminate ‘as far as possible’ discrimination on the ground of disability. to ensure ‘as far as practicable’ equality before the law for people with disabilities.

Who wrote the DDA?

Brian Howe
Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Disability Discrimination Act
Introduced by Brian Howe
First reading 26 May 1992
Second reading 19 Aug 1992
Third reading 19 Aug 1992

Did the Equality Act 2010 replaced the Disability Discrimination Act 1995?

The Equality Act will replace the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005 (DDA). The changes include new provisions on direct discrimination, discrimination arising from disability, harassment and indirect discrimination.

Does the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 still exist?

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50) (informally, and hereafter, the DDA) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which has now been repealed and replaced by the Equality Act 2010, except in Northern Ireland where the Act still applies.

When does the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 commence?

This Act may be cited as the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. (1) Sections 1 and 2 commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent. (2) Subject to subsection (3), the remaining provisions of this Act commence on a day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

How much experience with Commonwealth anti-discrimination law do we have?

As the Discussion Paper notes, there is now almost 40 years of experience with Commonwealth anti-discrimination law to draw on in considering how best to define and address discrimination.

What are the Commonwealth discrimination laws?

All Commonwealth discrimination laws include a function of developing and publishing guidelines – although the degree to which it has been exercised has varied across grounds. As with more general information provision, guidelines can be seen as aimed at:

What does the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act mean for employers?

The NSW Anti-Discrimination Act for example provides for certification of special measures by the Minister (see section 126A) in addition to its provision for temporary exemptions. Provision of certification under Commonwealth discrimination law could have advantages in reducing needs for enterprises.