What is discrimination?

To most people, discrimination means any type of unfair treatment. However, Anti-Discrimination NSW can only deal with discrimination complaints that are covered by the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

In NSW, unlawful discrimination is when you are treated less favourably than somebody else because of your:

Discrimination is against the law if it happens:

  • at work
  • in education
  • where goods and services are provided
  • where accommodation is provided
  • within registered clubs.

Carers discrimination is only against the law at work.

Last updated:

04 Mar 2024

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