Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Age Discrimination Act 2004

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Age Discrimination Act 2004 is an important piece of Australian legislation that aims to protect individuals from discrimination based on their age in various aspects of public life. This Act applies to employment, education, access to premises, provision of goods, services, and facilities, as well as accommodation and land. It seeks to promote equality among Australians, regardless of their age, by prohibiting unfair treatment in these areas. The Act is enforced by the Australian Human Rights Commission, which can investigate complaints about age discrimination. It plays a crucial role in creating an inclusive society where age-based prejudice and barriers are actively challenged and reduced.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

The Age Discrimination Act 2004 is relevant to the agriculture industry in Australia by ensuring that individuals are not discriminated against based on age in employment and training opportunities. This promotes a diverse and inclusive workforce, encompassing both younger and older individuals, enhancing skills and experience in the agricultural sector.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

(1) Diverse Age Representation (2) Equal Opportunities (3) Training Records (4) Complaints Handling (5) Policy Documents

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

Australian Human Rights Commission →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.