What is LGBTQI Discrimination?
Individuals who identify as LGBTQI are protected from discrimination by law. According to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth), there would be discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation where a person is treated less favourably than another person in a similar situation. Each state have also enacted legisation that address discrimination such as Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
Both direct and indirect discrimination is unlawful if they occurred in certain public places including:
- provision of goods and services
- provision of accommodation
- registered clubs.
However, there may be situations where certain forms of discrimination may be exempt from the relevant Act’s application.