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Commonwealth Anti-Discrimination Law Reforms


Closing date

In 2012 the former Attorney-General and the former Minister for Finance and Deregulation released an exposure draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill.

On 21 November 2012 the Senate referred the exposure draft of the Bill to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report. The committee released its inquiry report on 21 February 2013.

More information is available from the Senate Committee's website.

Consultation paper

Consolidation of Anti-Discrimination Laws—Discussion Paper

In 2011, the discussion paper looked at how clearer and more consistent anti-discrimination legislation could make it easier for both individuals and business to understand rights and obligations under the legislation.


Submissions received for the Commonwealth Anti-Discrimination Law Reforms consultation

In 2012, the following submissions were received in response to the discussion paper on Consolidation of Anti-Discrimination Laws.