Skip to main content

Political Opinion


It can be discrimination when a person does not experience equal opportunity in employment because of his or her political opinion. This may include being refused a job, being dismissed from employment, being denied training opportunities or being harassed at work.

The Commission may investigate complaints of discrimination in employment based on political opinion and, where appropriate, try to resolve them by conciliation.

Political opinion discrimination is not unlawful under federal law. However, it could be unlawful in the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria in some circumstances.