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About us

The Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner seeks to work closely with the Tasmanian community (including the community generally, government and business) in fostering a society free of discrimination, prejudice, bias and prohibited conduct.

Its guiding motto is:

Celebrating difference - Embracing equality


The Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner seeks to act in accordance with the following values:

  • high standards of professional service delivery;
  • building and fostering relationships with key stakeholders;
  • equity: equal treatment and fair and just outcomes in complaint-handling processes;
  • impartiality;
  • encouraging and affirming participation at all levels;
  • maximising the potential of individual employees; and
  • encouraging and supporting staff development and multi-skilling. 

Aim and principles

The Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner envisages a Tasmanian community that recognises that all people are entitled to respect, dignity and appreciation for their contributions and in which all are honoured for their diverse abilities and strengths.

The Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner's work and practice is founded in principles of fairness, recognition, co-operation, cultural diversity, awareness and continued service to the community. Within the Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, all staff members continue to provide leadership in the application of these principals.