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Assessment 2 Project Identifying diversity issues and managing these effectively in the workplace through contemporary initiatives and sound procedures Your Tasks 1. Go to the website and 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: superannuation 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
It established the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (now known as the Australian Human Rights Commission) and gives it functions in relation to the following international instruments: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Convention Concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation (ILO 111) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Convention on the Rights of the Child Declaration of the Rights of the Child Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons, and Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief.

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