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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACT 1984

Table of Provisions

PART I -- Preliminary  

  • 1 Short title
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  • 2 Commencement
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  • 3 Objects
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  • 4 Terms used
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  • 5 Act done for 2 or more reasons
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  • 6 Act binds Crown
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  • 7 Inter-governmental arrangements

PART II -- Discrimination on ground of sex, marital status, pregnancy or breast feeding

Division 1 -- General  

  • 8 Discrimination on the ground of sex
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  • 9 Discrimination on the ground of marital status
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  • 10 Discrimination on the ground of pregnancy
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  • 10A Discrimination on the ground of breast feeding

Division 2 -- Discrimination in work  

  • 11 Discrimination against applicants and employees
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  • 12 Discrimination against commission agents
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  • 13 Discrimination against contract workers
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  • 14 Partnerships
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  • 15 Professional or trade organisations
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  • 16 Qualifying bodies
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  • 17 Employment agencies

Division 3 -- Discrimination in other areas  

  • 18 Education
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  • 19 Access to places and vehicles
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  • 20 Goods, services and facilities
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  • 21 Accommodation
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  • 21A Land
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  • 22 Clubs
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  • 23 Requesting or requiring provision of certain information

Division 4 -- Discrimination involving sexual harassment  

  • 24 Sexual harassment in employment
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  • 25 Sexual harassment in education
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  • 26 Sexual harassment related to accommodation

Division 5 -- Exceptions to Part II  

  • 27 Genuine occupational qualifications
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  • 28 Pregnancy or childbirth
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  • 29 Employment of married couple or partners in de facto relationship
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  • 30 Services for members of one sex
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  • 31 Measures intended to achieve equality
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  • 32 Accommodation provided for employees or students
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  • 33 Residential care of children
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  • 34 Insurance
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  • 35 Sport

PART IIAA -- Discrimination on gender history grounds in certain cases

Division 1 -- General  

  • 35AA Gender history
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  • 35AB Discrimination on gender history grounds

Division 2 -- Discrimination in work  

  • 35AC Discrimination against applicants and employees
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  • 35AD Discrimination against commission agents
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  • 35AE Discrimination against contract workers
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  • 35AF Partnerships
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  • 35AG Professional or trade organisations
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  • 35AH Qualifying bodies
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  • 35AI Employment agencies

Division 3 -- Discrimination in other areas  

  • 35AJ Education
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  • 35AK Access to places and vehicles
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  • 35AL Goods, services and facilities
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  • 35AM Accommodation
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  • 35AN Land
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  • 35AO Clubs
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  • 35AP Discrimination in sport on gender history grounds
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  • 35AQ Requesting or requiring provision of certain information
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  • 35AR Superannuation schemes and provident funds

PART IIA -- Discrimination on the ground of family responsibility or family status

Division 1 -- General  

  • 35A Discrimination on the ground of family responsibility or family status

Division 2 -- Discrimination in work  

  • 35B Discrimination against applicants and employees
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  • 35C Discrimination against commission agents
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  • 35D Discrimination against contract workers
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  • 35E Partnerships
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  • 35F Professional or trade organisations
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  • 35G Qualifying bodies
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  • 35H Employment agencies

Division 3 -- Discrimination in other areas  

  • 35I Education
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  • 35J Requesting or requiring provision of certain information

Division 4 -- Exceptions to Part IIA  

  • 35K Measures intended to meet special needs
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  • 35L Accommodation provided for employees
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  • 35M Identity of relative

PART IIB -- Discrimination on ground of sexual orientation

Division 1 -- General  

  • 35O Discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation

Division 2 -- Discrimination in work  

  • 35P Discrimination against applicants and employees
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  • 35Q Discrimination against commission agents
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  • 35R Discrimination against contract workers
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  • 35S Partnerships
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  • 35T Professional or trade organisations
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  • 35U Qualifying bodies
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  • 35V Employment agencies

Division 3 -- Discrimination in other areas  

  • 35W Education
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  • 35X Access to places and vehicles
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  • 35Y Goods, services and facilities
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  • 35Z Accommodation
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  • 35ZA Land
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  • 35ZB Clubs
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  • 35ZC Requesting or requiring provision of certain information

Division 4 -- Exceptions to PART IIB  

  • 35ZD Measures intended to achieve equality

PART III -- Discrimination on the ground of race

Division 1 -- General  

  • 36 Racial discrimination

Division 2 -- Discrimination in work  

  • 37 Discrimination against applicants and employees
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  • 38 Discrimination against commission agents
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  • 39 Discrimination against contract workers
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  • 40 Partnerships
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  • 41 Professional or trade organisations
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  • 42 Qualifying bodies
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  • 43 Employment agencies

Division 3 -- Discrimination in other areas  

  • 44 Education
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  • 45 Access to places and vehicles
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  • 46 Goods, services and facilities
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  • 47 Accommodation
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  • 47A Land
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  • 48 Clubs
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  • 49 Requesting or requiring provision of certain information

Division 3A -- Discrimination involving racial harassment  

  • 49A Racial harassment in employment
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  • 49B Racial harassment in education
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  • 49C Racial harassment related to accommodation
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  • 49D Racial grounds

Division 4 -- Exceptions to Part III  

  • 50 Genuine occupational qualifications
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  • 51 Measures intended to achieve equality
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  • 52 Citizenship

PART IV -- Discrimination on the ground of religious or political conviction

Division 1 -- General  

  • 53 Discrimination on ground of religious or political conviction

Division 2 -- Discrimination in work  

  • 54 Discrimination against applicants and employees
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  • 55 Discrimination against commission agents
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  • 56 Discrimination against contract workers
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  • 57 Partnerships
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  • 58 Professional or trade organisations
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  • 59 Qualifying bodies
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  • 60 Employment agencies

Division 3 -- Discrimination in other areas  

  • 61 Education
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  • 62 Goods, services and facilities
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  • 63 Accommodation
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  • 64 Clubs
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  • 65 Requesting or requiring provision of certain information

Division 4 -- Exceptions to Part IV  

  • 66 Exceptions to s. 54 to

PART IVA -- Discrimination on the ground of impairment

Division 1 -- General  

  • 66A Discrimination on ground of impairment

Division 2 -- Discrimination in work  

  • 66B Discrimination against applicants and employees
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  • 66C Discrimination against commission agents
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  • 66D Discrimination against contract workers
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  • 66E Partnerships
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  • 66F Professional or trade organisations
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  • 66G Qualifying bodies
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  • 66H Employment agencies

Division 3 -- Discrimination in other areas  

  • 66I Education
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  • 66J Access to places and vehicles
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  • 66K Goods, services and facilities
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  • 66L Accommodation
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  • 66M Clubs and incorporated associations
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  • 66N Discrimination in sport on ground of impairment
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  • 66O Requesting or requiring provision of certain information
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  • 66P Superannuation schemes and provident funds

Division 4 -- Exceptions to Part IVA  

  • 66Q Exceptions to certain work related provisions in Div. 2
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  • 66R Measures intended to achieve equality
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  • 66S Genuine occupational qualifications
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  • 66T Insurance
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  • 66U Regulations

PART IVB -- Discrimination on the ground of age

Division 1 -- General  

  • 66V Discrimination on ground of age

Division 2 -- Discrimination in work  

  • 66W Discrimination against applicants and employees
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  • 66X Discrimination against commission agents
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  • 66Y Discrimination against contract workers
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  • 66Z Partnerships
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  • 66ZA Professional or trade organisations
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  • 66ZB Qualifying bodies
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  • 66ZC Employment agencies

Division 3 -- Discrimination in other areas  

  • 66ZD Education
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  • 66ZE Access to places and vehicles
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  • 66ZF Goods, services and facilities
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  • 66ZG Accommodation
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  • 66ZH Land
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  • 66ZI Clubs and incorporated associations
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  • 66ZJ Discrimination in sport on ground of age
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  • 66ZK Requesting or requiring provison of certain information
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  • 66ZL Superannuation schemes and provident funds

Division 4 -- Exceptions to Part IVB  

  • 66ZM Health and safety considerations
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  • 66ZN Retirement
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  • 66ZO Contracts with minors
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  • 66ZP Measures intended to achieve equality
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  • 66ZQ Genuine occupational qualifications
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  • 66ZR Insurance
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  • 66ZS Acts done under statutory authority

PART IVC -- Discrimination on ground of publication of relevant details of persons on Fines Enforcement Registrar’s website

Division 1 -- General  

  • 67A Discrimination on ground of publication of relevant details on Fines Enforcement Registrar’s website

Division 2 -- Discrimination in work  

  • 67B Discrimination against applicants and employees
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  • 67C Discrimination against commission agents
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  • 67D Discrimination against contract workers
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  • 67E Professional or trade organisations
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  • 67F Qualifying bodies
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  • 67G Employment agencies

Division 3 -- Discrimination in other areas  

  • 67H Goods, services and facilities
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  • 67I Accommodation

PART V -- Other unlawful acts  

  • 67 Victimisation
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  • 68 Advertisements

PART VI -- General exceptions to this Act  

  • 69 Acts done under statutory authority
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  • 70 Charities
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  • 71 Voluntary bodies
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  • 72 Religious bodies
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  • 73 Educational institutions established for religious purposes
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  • 74 Establishments providing housing accommodation for aged persons

PART VII -- The Commissioner for Equal Opportunity

Division 1 -- Office of Commissioner  

  • 75 Commissioner for Equal Opportunity
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  • 76 Vacation of office
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  • 77 Existing rights etc.
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  • 78 Acting Commissioner
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  • 79 Staff

Division 2 -- Functions of the Commissioner  

  • 80 General functions of Commissioner
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  • 81 Reference by the Minister to the Commissioner
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  • 82 Review of legislation, policies and practices
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  • 83 Making complaints to Commissioner
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  • 83A Withdrawal and lapse of complaints
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  • 84 Investigation of complaints by Commissioner
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  • 85 Application to Tribunal for interim order under s. 126
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  • 86 Power to obtain information and documents
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  • 87 Directions to attend compulsory conference
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  • 88 Compulsory conference
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  • 89 Commissioner may dismiss certain complaints
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  • 90 Commissioner to refer complaint to Tribunal if complainant so requires
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  • 91 Resolving complaints by conciliation
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  • 92 Representation in conciliation proceedings
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  • 93 Referring complaints to Tribunal
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  • 93A Commissioner may assist complainants on appeal to Supreme Court
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  • 94 Delegation by Commissioner
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  • 95 Annual report

PART VIII -- The Role of the State Administrative Tribunal

Division 1 -- Constituting the Tribunal  

  • 96 Presiding member

Division 2 -- Functions  

  • 107 Jurisdiction of Tribunal
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  • 108 Commissioner’s reference under s. 93(1)
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  • 113 Officer of Commissioner assisting Tribunal
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  • 114 Determining representative complaints
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  • 115 Matter to be considered in determining representative complaints
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  • 116 Amendment of complaint by Tribunal
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  • 117 Ordinary complaint not precluded by representative complaint
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  • 122 Tribunal may prohibit publication of evidence
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  • 123 Proof of exceptions
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  • 126 Interim orders
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  • 127 Decisions of Tribunal
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  • 134 Appeals

Division 3 -- Power of Tribunal to grant exemptions  

  • 135 Tribunal may grant exemptions
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  • 136 Tribunal must publish decisions made under s. 135
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  • 137 Effect of exemption orders

PART IX -- Equal opportunity in public employment

Division 1 -- General  

  • 138 Terms used
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  • 139 Application of Part IX
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  • 140 Objects of Part IX
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  • 141 Exercise of functions of authorities

Division 2 -- The Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment  

  • 142 The Director
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  • 143 Functions of Director
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  • 144 Annual report of Director

Division 3 -- Equal employment opportunity management plans  

  • 145 Preparation and implementation of management plans
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  • 146 Annual report to Director
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  • 147 Investigation by Director
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  • 149 Representation in investigation proceedings
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  • 150 Powers of Director on an investigation
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  • 151 Incriminatory statements
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  • 152 Conclusion of investigation
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  • 153 Direction to amend management plan

PART X -- Miscellaneous  

  • 154 Effect of contravention of Act
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  • 155 Obstruction
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  • 156 Failure to provide actuarial or statistical data
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  • 157 Failure to attend conciliation proceedings or conference
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  • 158 Failure to furnish information or produce document
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  • 159 False or misleading information
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  • 160 Liability of persons involved in unlawful acts
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  • 161 Vicarious liability
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  • 162 Acts done on behalf of bodies
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  • 163 References to employer
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  • 164 Self-incrimination
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  • 165 Particulars of certain complaints not to be communicated
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  • 166 Protection from civil actions
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  • 167 Non-disclosure of private information
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  • 168 Information stored otherwise than in written form
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  • 169 Regulations
  • Defined terms

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