Discrimination

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Discrimination in employment
Workplace discrimination
NARROWER TERMS


Discussion paper

Religious educational institutions and anti-discrimination laws: consultation paper

The Australian Law Reform Commission is seeking stakeholder submissions on proposals to change the way Commonwealth anti-discrimination law applies to religious schools and other educational institutions.
Report

After the silence

Other authors
Mona Chatskin, Megan Deas, Tanja Dreher, Kristy Hess, Emma John, Samantha Joseph, Alanna Myers, Eli Skogerbø, Poppy de Souza, Lisa Waller
This report provides a snapshot of the wide-ranging work that has been undertaken for the 'Breaking Silences: Media and the Child Abuse Royal Commission project'.
Draft report

National stigma and discrimination reduction strategy: draft for consultation

The National Mental Health Commission is developing a national stigma and discrimination reduction strategy. This draft has been released to encourage feedback from a broad range of stakeholders.
Report

Defining and identifying hate motives: bias indicators for the Australian context

This report presents bias indicators for the Australian context and discusses their concept, uses, benefits and risks. The bias indicators presented are the result of extensive consultations with local experts, including academics and practitioners working in law enforcement agencies, government and non-government organisations and community...
Report

Aboriginal private rental access in Victoria: "Excluded from the start"

The systemic barriers and challenges facing Aboriginal Victorians examined in this report represent an extension of long-term barriers and systemic discrimination that perpetuate cycles of disadvantage and disempowerment among Aboriginal people in Victoria. The report authors argue that greater connection between elements of the private...
Report

Understanding pregnancy discrimination: a pilot study of Victorian women's experiences at work

This report presents the findings of a pilot study on women’s experiences of pregnancy discrimination in Victoria arising from a collaboration between the authors and JobWatch.
Report

Raising their voices

This report presents the findings of an independent review into sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination in the Australian contemporary music industry.
Research Summary

Elder abuse in Australia: culturally and linguistically diverse Australians

The AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People indicated that 15% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older from CALD backgrounds reported an experience of at least one of the five core subtypes of elder abuse and CALD‑specific subtype in the 12 months prior to the...
Report

Review of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA): project 111 final report

The Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) seeks to ensure that the attitudes and actions of people, organisations and government in key areas of public life support and encourage a fair, functioning, stable Western Australian society. This report makes 163 recommendations in regard to Western Australia’s...
Conference paper

Weight centrism in research on children’s active transport – time for a paradigm shift

This paper explains the concept of weight-centrism, including the science that questions the link between weight and disease. Using a review of 112 studies on children’s active school transport, it explores and problematises expressions of weight-centrism in urbanism research.
Report

The Inclusive Australia Social Inclusion Index: 2022 report

The Inclusive Australia Social Inclusion Index provides evidence that can help track progress and evaluate initiatives to improve social inclusion broadly in Australia. This document reports on the first six waves of data collection. The first wave was collected in May 2017, and the most...
Journal article

Stigma and HIV care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related stigma is a global public health issue and substantially affects low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) which are known to be the hardest hit by HIV. Despite HIV testing services and HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy, ART) being freely available in several LMICs...

Report

“I have to ask to be included…”

This document reports on survey and focus group research conducted by Women’s Health Matters in 2021 and makes recommendations towards improving the health and wellbeing of women with disabilities in the ACT.
Strategy

Pride in our future: Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ strategy 2022–32

Victoria’s first whole-of-government LGBTIQ+ strategy provides the vision and plan to drive equality and inclusion for Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ communities within all aspects of government work over the next decade.
Report

Scoping AI governance: a smarter tool kit for beneficial applications

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems can be used to promote equality and non-discrimination, but without the right AI governance strategies, they can have the opposite effect. This paper aims to provide policy-makers with the tools, interventions and regulations that promote AI fairness.
Position paper

Free and equal: a reform agenda for federal discrimination laws

This position paper sets out the Australian Human Rights Commission’s proposals for reforming federal discrimination law in Australia.
Survey

Youth survey report 2021

The Mission Australia Youth Survey is the largest annual survey of young people in Australia. This report contains an overview, a national summary, a summary of findings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and a summary of findings for each State and Territory.
Discussion paper

Support. Encourage. Empower.

This paper demonstrates the crucial role that Dementia Australia’s 'Dementia-Friendly Communities' program has had in improving dementia knowledge, facilitating inclusivity and reducing stigma and discrimination in the community.
Report

Mental health discrimination in insurance

The PIAC’s Mental Health and Insurance Project has been tackling systemic problems in the way insurers design, price and offer policies and assess claims to the detriment of people with past or current mental health conditions. This report outlines the progress that has been made...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Scott Morrison says businesses can refuse entry to unvaccinated patrons without falling foul of discrimination laws. Is that correct?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says businesses can refuse entry to unvaccinated patrons without falling foul of discrimination laws. Verdict: Mr Morrison's claim is not the full story.
Report

Understanding discrimination effects in private rental housing

This research examines discrimination and existing policy, law and practice in Australia’s private rental sector, including the impact of informal tenancies and the increasing role of digital technologies.
Submission

Submission of the Human Rights Commission to the Ministry of Justice proposals against incitement of hatred and discrimination

This submission, from the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, provides feedback on the New Zealand government's proposals to broaden protection against hate speech.
Discussion paper

Proposals against incitement of hatred and discrimination

The Human Rights Act 1993 prohibits speech that incites racial disharmony and prohibits discrimination against a person because of an aspect of their identity. This document provides an opportunity for people to provide feedback on changes to the act.
Report

The Inclusive Australia Social Inclusion Index: 2021 report

Social inclusion in Australia has proven remarkably resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. Australians were surveyed after the height of the pandemic in December 2020, confirming that disasters do bring people closer together.
Briefing paper

Teenagers' experiences of discrimination

This snapshot reports the experiences of various types of perceived discrimination among Australian teenagers in the secondary school years.