For students and teachers
Sometimes life isn't fair. But there are certain types of unfair treatment that are against the law. The Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 protects us from being treated unfairly in many areas of public life including at school and university, at work and when we are out and about in the community.
Unfair treatment can be discrimination when it happens because of personal characteristics that the law says are not relevant. These characteristics are called attributes and include things such as your race, age, sex and religion.