Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Modern Slavery Act 2018
Federal Legislation,

This legislation mandates Australian businesses with an annual consolidated revenue of at least AUD$100 million to provide annual modern slavery statements. These statements must address must set out the reporting entity’s actions to assess and address modern slavery risks in their global operations and supply chains. Voluntary statements can be provided by entities which do not meet the thresholds for mandatory reporting. However, once an entity has volunteered to report and the related reporting period commences, they are bound as though they are a mandatory reporting entity. An alternative for voluntary reporting is to publish the statement on the organisation’s website.

Equal Opportunity Act 2010
State/Territory Legislation,

The Victorian Equal Opportunity Act of 2010 is a pivotal legislation aimed at fostering a fair and inclusive society in Victoria, Australia. It prohibits discrimination and harassment on various grounds such as race, sex, disability, and age in areas including employment, education, and provision of goods and services. The Act mandates equal opportunity principles, requiring employers and service providers to promote diversity and prevent discriminatory practices. It also establishes the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission to oversee compliance and investigate complaints. Through its comprehensive framework, the Act strives to uphold fundamental human rights and advance social justice across the state.

Racial Discrimination Act 1975
Federal Legislation,

The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 is a significant piece of Australian legislation that aims to eliminate racial discrimination and promote equality and multiculturalism. This Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of their race, color, descent, national or ethnic origin in various aspects of public life, including employment, education, access to places and facilities, and provision of goods and services. It also covers offensive behavior based on racial hatred. The Act is enforced by the Australian Human Rights Commission, which investigates complaints of racial discrimination. It is a cornerstone in Australia’s commitment to a fair and inclusive society.

Sex Discrimination Act 1984
Federal Legislation,

The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 is a crucial Australian law that aims to prevent discrimination based on sex, marital status, pregnancy, or potential pregnancy, and to promote gender equality. It extends to various aspects of public life, including employment, education, provision of goods and services, and accommodation. The Act also encompasses sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of family responsibilities. Enforced by the Australian Human Rights Commission, it plays a vital role in addressing and reducing gender-based discrimination, ensuring that individuals have equal opportunities and are treated fairly regardless of their gender, thereby contributing to a more equitable society.

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
Federal Legislation,

The Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 is a critical piece of legislation that established the Australian Human Rights Commission. The Act empowers the Commission to protect and promote human rights in Australia. It defines these rights based on international agreements and covers issues like discrimination, racial and gender equality, disability rights, and the rights of Indigenous Australians. The Commission is responsible for investigating and resolving complaints of human rights violations and discrimination. It also advises the government, conducts research, and raises public awareness on human rights issues. The Act plays a vital role in fostering an Australian society where everyone’s rights are respected and protected.

Age Discrimination Act 2004
Federal 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.

Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Federal Legislation,

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 is a landmark Australian legislation aimed at eliminating discrimination against individuals with disabilities. This Act encompasses a wide range of areas including employment, education, access to premises, provision of goods and services, and accommodation. It requires that reasonable adjustments be made to accommodate people with disabilities and promotes equal rights and opportunities for them. The Act is enforced by the Australian Human Rights Commission, which handles complaints and promotes compliance. Its objective is to create an inclusive society where individuals with disabilities can participate fully and are treated equitably in all aspects of life.