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Ethics Equity and Social Justice

Equity Legislation

Curtin University upholds external legislation requirements at the State and Federal level. All University community members, including students and staff, are required by law to behave in accordance with these requirements.

Legislation relating to equity and social justice, which all members of the University community should be familiar with, include:

  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
  • Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Commonwealth)
  • Competition and Consumer Act 2010
  • Corruption and Crime Commission Act 2003
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth)
  • Disability Services Act 1993
  • Equal Opportunity Act 1984
  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (Commonwealth)
  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 (Commonwealth)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984
  • Racial Discimination Act 1975 (Commonwealth)
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Commonwealth)
  • Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill 2000 (Commonwealth)
  • Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act 2013 (Commonwealth)
  • Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Commonwealth)

Detailed legislative information can be accessed from the Australian Government Federal Register of Legislation.