What is the purpose of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001?

The Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 aims to promote racial and religious tolerance in Victoria. Its preamble highlights the “importance of freedom of expression, the democratic value of the equal participation of all citizens in society, and the desire of Parliament to support racial and religious tolerance”.

When did the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 come into effect?

To take into account the changing faces in the Victorian workplace the government has enacted the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (RRTA). The RRTA commenced on 1 January 2002, a time when the events of 11 September had not yet faded into an appalling but geographically and temporally distant memory.

What is the purpose of the Equal Opportunity Act 1995?

Equal Opportunity Act 1995 (Vic) made it against the law to sexually harass or treat someone unfairly because of their age, carer status, disability, industrial activity, lawful sexual activity, marital status, parental status, physical features, pregnancy, race, religious belief/activity, sex and personal association …

What are the main purposes of the Equality Act 2010?

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations.

Who does the Equal Opportunity Act protect?

The current Act is the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (External link). The legislation protects people from discrimination on the basis of their individual attributes in certain areas of public life, and provides redress for people who have been discriminated against.

What is the purpose of Equal Opportunity Act?

Equal opportunity law aims to promote everyone’s right to equal opportunities; eliminate, as far as possible, discrimination and sexual harassment; and provide redress for people whose rights have been breached.

How does the Equality Act protect you from discrimination?

The Equality Act is a law which protects you from discrimination. It means that discrimination or unfair treatment on the basis of certain personal characteristics, such as age, is now against the law in almost all cases.

What are the objectives of Equal Opportunity Act 2010?

The Equal Opportunity Act 2010 aims to make public life free from discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation.