Chapters 1 to 5 of the Discussion Paper set out the background to this review, and a comparison of the anti-discrimination laws that apply in Western Australia with those in effect in other States and Territories, as well as in the Commonwealth jurisdiction. Chapter 6 contains the Commission’s discussion of potential options for reform and questions for stakeholders.
Terms of Reference
|This chapter sets out the scope of, and background to, the Commission's review of the Act.
Making a submission and the Commission's questions at a glance
|This chapter sets out the questions and issues raised by the Commission's review of the Act, which are discussed in detail in Chapter 6. Refer to the list of the questions (PDF 127KB) which are numbered sequentially.
The current Act
|This chapter is designed to ensure that people who are not familiar with the Act can refer to a summary of its current provisions to inform their submissions.
Other States and Territories
|This chapter summarises how the Act compares with the anti-discrimination laws of other States and Territories. This chapter will assist people to understand where the Act may differ from the protections offered in other States and Territories.
Commonwealth laws and proposals
|This chapter summarises how the Act compares with the anti-discrimination laws of the Commonwealth. The laws of the Commonwealth are separately summarised because an individual in Western Australia may have the option to make a complaint or claim under Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws instead of the Act.
Potential reforms and questions
|This chapter includes the substantive discussion of potential options for reform and questions for stakeholders in relation to the Act. This discussion has been formulated based on a comparison of other anti-discrimination laws, including those Australian laws summarised in Chapters 4 and 5, some international comparison and consideration of novel provisions.
In order to assist stakeholders and members of the public to make submissions, the Commission has prepared the following issues papers which address in a summary way some of the issues raised in the Discussion Paper:
How do I make a submission?
A submission can be made as detailed below. There is no particular format you need to follow, however, it will assist the Commission if you address one or more of the questions listed in the Discussion Paper (PDF 1.8MB). Refer to the list of the questions (PDF 127KB) which are numbered sequentially.
Submissions can be made by:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Law Reform Commission
GPO Box F317
PERTH WA 6841
Please contact the Commission if you wish to receive the Discussion Paper or make a submission in an alternative format.
Community consultations have now closed.
Closing date for submissions
The closing date for submissions is Friday, 29 October 2021.