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Types of discrimination

Not all unfair treatment is unlawful discrimination. The combined effect of the South Australian and Commonwealth legislation is that, in South Australia, it is unlawful to discriminate on the following grounds:

  • age
  • disability
  • marital or domestic partner status
  • identity of spouse or partner
  • pregnancy (or potential pregnancy)
  • family responsibilities
  • association with a child (in provision of goods, services or accommodation)
  • breastfeeding
  • race
  • sex
  • sexuality or chosen gender
  • religious appearance or dress
  • political opinion
  • social origin
  • irrelevant criminal record
  • on the basis of having disclosed public interest information to a relevant authority (i.e. whistleblowers) or of having made a complaint of discrimination
Types of discrimination  :  Last Revised: Mon Feb 10th 2020
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