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The Anti-Discrimination Act (the Act) commenced on 1 August 1993. Discrimination law is an evolving area of practice and needs to keep pace with contemporary standards and expectations. The Department of the Attorney‑General and Justice has commenced a review of the Act to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the community.
A discussion paper outlining proposed reforms to the Act has been released by the Department of the Attorney‑General and Justice. These proposed reforms include:
The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice is seeking your comments on potential future amendments to the Anti-Discrimination Act. Submissions or comments can be as short or informal as an email or letter, or can be a more substantial document. They do not have to address all aspects of the discussion paper nor must they be confined to any of the proposed options discussed in the paper.
Closing date for comments on this discussion paper is 3 December 2017.
Submissions can be emailed to: Policy.AGD@nt.gov.au