It is discrimination when a person is treated less favourably (worse) than other people because they have a particular characteristic, such as their age, race, sex or disability. It is also discrimination when a person is disadvantaged compared to other people because they have a particular characteristic.
If discrimination happens:
(a) because of a characteristic that is listed in the Act (called an attribute in the Act)
(b) it happens in an area of activity that is listed in the Act,
it is unlawful discrimination.
If you think you have been discriminated against, you can make a complaint about it to the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner.
The Act also makes other behaviour or conduct unlawful.
You can also complain to the Commissioner if you think you have been affected by this sort of behaviour or conduct.
The Act does include exceptions and exemptions that mean that conduct that would otherwise be unlawful is okay. Follow this link for more about exceptions and exemptions.