Last Updated 17 August 2021
Section 7 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) (Anti-discrimination Act) prohibits discrimination on the following attributes:
- relationship status
- parental status
- religious belief or activity
- political belief or activity
- trade union activity
- lawful sexual activity
- gender identity
- family responsibilities
- residing in regional communities
- association with, or relation to, a person identified on the basis of any of those attributes.
The Anti-discrimination Act prohibits discrimination against residents of communities near large resource projects in order to ensure that they benefit from the construction and operation of those projects (s 131C). This includes discrimination against a person who is already a resident in the same area as the project or becomes a resident of the nearby regional community and chooses to travel to the project other than as a fly-in fly-out worker.
Discrimination on the grounds of any of the attributes listed above is broadly defined to include discrimination on the grounds of any characteristics the person with that attribute generally has, is often imputed to have or presumed to have even if the person did not have it at the time of discrimination (s 8 Anti-discrimination Act).