Complaint Information Service
Fact Sheet: Respect@Work - Changes to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
Translations: Fact sheet - Complaints under the Racial Discrimination Act
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Conciliation – how it works
The complaint process for complaints about sex, race, disability and age discrimination
View the complaint process to the Australian Human Rights Commission for complaints about sex, race, disability and age discrimination.
Information for advocates and lawyers participating in conciliation
The Commission values the positive role that advocates and lawyers can play in conciliation. Advocates and lawyers can provide important support to parties, assist parties understand and articulate how they see the law applies to a complaint and advise parties on possible options to resolve the complaint.
Racial Discrimination Complaints
There has been considerable public interest in the Commission’s complaint handling processes under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986. There has been particular interest In the Commission’s handling of complaints under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.
In relation to the recent QUT case, it is a matter of public record that the Commission terminated this matter in August 2015. The Commission has had no role in the subsequent law suit in the Federal Circuit Court.
Preparing for Conciliation
Complaint information in Auslan
The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and breaches of human rights.
This presentation in Auslan explains what you can complain about and how the complaint process works.