Maximising the potential of our federal discrimination protections

Presentation Type: Presentation
Conference Stream: Practice. Connect. Celebrate.
Presenter: Anna Brown
Presentation Title: Maximising the potential of our federal discrimination protections
Room: Torrens
Program schedule: Friday 14 August 2015 at 9am
Duration: 80 minutes


In 2013 new laws protecting LGBTI people from discrimination came into effect. This workshop is designed to inform and educate attendees about the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (“SDA”) and explore the way the law can be used to achieve remedies for individuals and systemic outcomes that benefit LGBTI people.

What are the significant injustices faced by your clients or constituencies? How are LGBTI people vulnerable to unfair treatment? Participants will be encouraged to share key problems or issues to identify whether they could be remedied through complaints or litigation under the SDA.

The aim of the workshop is to equip participants with knowledge and skills to use the SDA as an effective advocacy tool; build understanding of the availability of legal avenues to pursue discrimination complaints and the importance of choice of jurisdiction in bringing a complaint; and inform participants about key referral options for legal information and advice.

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