Comprehensive anti-discrimination laws operate at the Commonwealth level and in every Australian state and territory. These laws are designed to protect all people who are working in Australia from any kind of discrimination in the workplace.
The Anti-Discrimination Act provides that it is illegal for anyone to discriminate against another in the workplace on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sex, sexual preference/identity/harassment, impairment, pregnancy, breast feeding, cultural heritage and a range of other factors.
If you are being discriminated against you can file a complaint with the Anti-Discrimination Commission in your state or territory – sometimes called the Human Rights Commission. Such complaints are investigated and often can be resolved during a conciliation or mediation between the parties.