03 Dec 2008
House of Representatives
Age Discrimination Act 2004 to remove the 'dominant reason' test; the
Disability Discrimination Act 1992,
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 and
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 to: provide an explicit and positive duty to make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities (which responds to the 2003 High Court decision of Purvis); respond to the Full Federal Court case of Forest in relation to carers, assistants and aids; clarify the defence of unjustifiable hardship; and replace the 'proportionality test' in the definition of indirect discrimination; 24 Acts to reflect the name change of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission to the Australian Human Rights Commission; and the
Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and
Sex Discrimination Act 1984 to make technical amendments.