Fun at the Fair

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The Equal Opportunity Commission held an information stall at the 2021 Pride Fair Day again this year with great success.
Diana MacTiernan with a Fair Day attendee

WA Commissioner for Equal Opportunity said it was a busy day with many fairgoers enjoying the good weather to visit the many information, retail and hospitality stalls throughout the fair.

"Our stall enquiry officers took many enquiries regarding a number of grounds of the Equal Opportunity Act (the Act)," he said.

He said these enquiries reflected the intersectionality discrimination WA's LGBTIQ community experienced.

"Not only are the LGBTIQ community subjected to sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, they are also subjected to other forms of discrimination such as race, impairment, family responsibility and age discrimination," Dr Byrne said.

He said it was always worthwhile to attend the community stall events to provide Western Australians about their rights under the Act.

"It really is about more than giving information, it's showing the community that the Commission is proud to take part in their significant events and recognises the valuable contribution they make to WA," he said.

Page reviewed 16 November 2021