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Summary of scope of Australian racial discrimination laws

Introduction : International law relating to racism and discrimination : Commonwealth of Australia laws and policies : State and territory legislation : Summary of scope of Australian racial discrimination laws : References

The various Australian acts relating to racial discrimination use different definitions of “race”. Some of the State and Territory legislative definitions provide wider coverage than the Federal Racial Discrimination Act (RDA). The table below summarises the scope and the interpretation of “race” in each of the acts using terminology contained in those acts. No inferences are made about the scope and interpretation of “race” as defined in each act.

Interpretation of race by act

Race by act table

 

Australian legislation and international law – Introduction : International law relating to racism and discrimination : Commonwealth of Australia laws and policies : State and territory legislation : Summary of scope of Australian racial discrimination laws : References