(1)  It is unlawful for an employer or a person acting or purporting to act on behalf of an employer: (a)  to refuse or fail to employ a second person on work of any description which is available and for which that second person is qualified; (b)  to refuse or fail to offer or afford a second person the same terms of employment, conditions of work and opportunities for training and promotion as are made available for other persons having the same qualifications and employed in the same circumstances on work of the same description; or. (b)  in the performance or exercise of a function or power conferred on the Commission or on the Commissioner under this Act. The Adelaide Institute is a Holocaust denial group in Australia and is considered to be anti-semitic by the Australian Human Rights Commission and others.

Instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Secretary‑General of the United Nations. 126, 1986; No.
[6], In Wotton v Queensland (No 5) police raids and behaviour following the 2004 Palm Island community riot, sparked by the death in custody of an Aboriginal man, were found to have breached the Racial Discrimination Act with $220,000 in damages awarded in 2016.
2. The Racial Discrimination Act in Australia provides that racial discrimination is unlawful, and overrides inconsistent territory and state legislations that are likely to make territory, or state law ineffective to the extent of the inconsistency.

The Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Bill 2004 was not enacted.

(4)  Sections 32, 33 and 35 apply in relation to a person appointed to act in the office of Commissioner in like manner as they apply in relation to the Commissioner. 8. 18, 1980; No.

The Committee shall deal with a matter referred to it in accordance with paragraph 2 of this article after it has ascertained that all available domestic remedies have been invoked and exhausted in the case, in conformity with the generally recognized principles of international law. States Parties condemn all propaganda and all organizations which are based on ideas or theories of superiority of one race or group of persons of one colour or ethnic origin, or which attempt to justify or promote racial hatred and discrimination in any form, and undertake to adopt immediate and positive measures designed to eradicate all incitement to, or acts of, such discrimination and, to this end, with due regard to the principles embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the rights expressly set forth in article 5 of this Convention, inter alia: (a)     Shall declare an offence punishable by law all dissemination of ideas based on racial superiority or hatred, incitement to racial discrimination, as well as all acts of violence or incitement to such acts against any race or group of persons of another colour or ethnic origin, and also the provision of any assistance to racist activities, including the financing thereof; (b)     Shall declare illegal and prohibit organizations, and also organized and all other propaganda activities, which promote and incite racial discrimination, and shall recognize participation in such organizations or activities as an offence punishable by law; (c)     Shall not permit public authorities or public institutions, national or local, to promote or incite racial discrimination.

Racial Discrimination Act - 7.the facts 1.

(2)  The Governor‑General shall terminate the appointment of the Commissioner if the Commissioner: (a)  is absent from duty, except on leave of absence, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any period of 12 months; or. 9. (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act. 2. The information obtained and collated by the Committee shall be made available to the Commission, and the Commission may call upon the States concerned to supply any other relevant information. (1)  The Commissioner shall be paid such remuneration as is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal, but, if no determination of that remuneration by the Tribunal is in operation, the Commissioner shall be paid such remuneration as is prescribed. Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

States Parties shall assure to everyone within their jurisdiction effective protection and remedies, through the competent national tribunals and other State institutions, against any acts of racial discrimination which violate his human rights and fundamental freedoms contrary to this Convention, as well as the right to seek from such tribunals just and adequate reparation or satisfaction for any damage suffered as a result of such discrimination. The ALRC noted that it had received "widely divergent views" on whether s 18C should be amended but found as follows: "In the ALRC’s view, s 18C of the RDA would benefit from more thorough review in relation to implications for freedom of speech. (a)  any provision of a deed, will or other instrument, whether made before or after the commencement of this Part, that confers charitable benefits, or enables charitable benefits to be conferred, on persons of a particular race, colour or national or ethnic origin; or.

The Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Bill 2004 was not enacted.


In Kruger v Commonwealth, also known as the Stolen Generation Case, the High Court of Australia rejected a challenge to the validity of legislation applying in the Northern Territory between 1918 and 1957 which authorised the removal of Aboriginal children from their families. It is unlawful for a person to publish or display, or cause or permit to be published or displayed, an advertisement or notice that indicates, or could reasonably be understood as indicating, an intention to do an act that is unlawful by reason of a provision of this Part or an act that would, but for subsection 12(3) or 15(5), be unlawful by reason of section 12 or 15, as the case may be. 25, 1981); No. The Chairman of the Committee shall communicate the report of the Commission to each of the States parties to the dispute. 38, 1988; No.

More recently, members of the Turnbull Government have proposed less significant and narrower changes to section 18C, and the Attorney-General, George Brandis, has asked for the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights to conduct an inquiry on the appropriateness of section in its current form.

(1)  A purported complaint is treated in the way set out in subsection (2) if, before the starting day: (a)  it was lodged with the Commission; and.

(d)  intimidate or coerce, or impose any pecuniary or other penalty upon, another person; (e)  has made, or proposes to make, a complaint under this Act or the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986; or, (f)  has furnished, or proposes to furnish, any information or documents to a person exercising or performing any powers or functions under this Act or the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986; or. 2. 165, 1992; No.


This Convention shall be open to accession by any State referred to in article 17, paragraph 1, of the Convention. This Act extends to every external Territory. 2. It also includes information about any provisions that have expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the compiled law.