The Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person because of their sexuality.

Sexuality means:

  • heterosexuality;
  • homosexuality; or
  • bisexuality.

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Sexuality discrimination examples

  • A woman and her partner are refused a motel room for the night because the manager says he doesn't want lesbians here.
  • A well qualified and experienced gay man does not receive a  promotion at work because others might feel uncomfortable having a gay man as a boss.
  • A same sex couple living in a stable relationship with a child from a previous marriage are denied a family health insurance package. 

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Information and enquiry service

Individuals, employers and business operators can access the Commission's statewide telephone information and enquiry service.

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Making a complaint

Make a complaint to the Commission on the Complaint Form about sexuality discrimination.

The complaint must be lodged with the Commission within 1 year of the discrimination happening.

The Commission's service is free.

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