The Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner (OADC) co-operates with all Tasmanians in working towards a world where discrimination, prejudice, bias and prohibited conduct are indicators of a history that is no longer with us.
The OADC envisions a Tasmanian community which recognises that all people are entitled to respect, dignity and appreciation for their contributions and themselves and where all are accepted for their diverse abilities and strengths.
The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner's work and practice is founded in principles of fairness, acceptance, recognition, co-operation, cultural diversity and awareness and continued service to the community. Within the OADC all staff will provide leadership in the application of these principles.
The OADC seeks to act in accordance with the following values:
The OADC promotes the development of processes and services, which are transparent and based on procedural fairness and natural justice.
The OADC aims to provide individuals and groups with the opportunity to resolve grievances through an independent body, which acts at all times with impartiality and integrity.
The OADC aims to promote the Act in a positive way, so that the principles and practices it embodies are readily understood, recognising people's diverse backgrounds, education, training or geographical location. The Commissioner and staff in collaboration with key stakeholders continually seek to become informed about the wider issues and concerns of Tasmanians that have relevance to the Act and its operation and impact.