Everyone has the right to equal opportunity. Discrimination happens when you are treated unfairly on the grounds of attributes like race, sex or age. But it’s only against the law in the Northern Territory if the unfair treatment happens in certain areas of life, such as work and accessing goods, services and facilities. If this happens, you can make a complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Commission.
Under the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Act 1992, unlawful discrimination and unfair treatment is based on the following attributes:
- religious belief or activity
- irrelevant medical record
- marital status
- breast feeding
- trade union or employer association activity
- political opinion, affiliation or activity
- irrelevant criminal record
- your details being published under section 66M of the Fines and Penalties (Recovery) Act 2001
- association with a person who has, or is believed to have one of these attributes.