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identify the purpose of the following Acts – what is covered, who does this apply to
and what is the relevance in a workplace?
Age Discrimination Act
The Age Discrimination Act helps to ensure that people are not treated less favourably on the
ground of age in various areas of public life.
It means there is no difference between the employees of different ages, everyone is equal,
no matter what age you are.
Plus, the Act also provides for positive discrimination – that is, actions which assist people of
a particular age who experience a disadvantage because of their age. It also provides for
exemptions in the following areas:
migration, taxation and social security laws
state laws and other Commonwealth laws
some health programmes.
Disability Discrimination Act
Disability Discrimination Act helps to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities
promote community acceptance of the principle that people with disabilities have the same
fundamental rights as all members of the community, and ensure as far as practicable that
people with disabilities have the same rights to equality
Racial Discrimination Act
It aim Eliminate of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Promote equality before the law for all persons, regardless of their race, colour or national
or ethnic origin, and Make discrimination against people on the basis of their race, colour,
descent or national or ethnic origin unlawful.
Sex Discrimination Act
It promotes equality between men and women.
- Eliminate sexual harassment at work
Eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex, marital status or pregnancy and, with respect
to dismissals, family responsibilities
Australian Human Rights Commission Act