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Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022

2022

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022

 

No.      , 2022

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to discrimination, human rights and gender equality, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Hostile workplace environments                                                     3

Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                                      3

Schedule 2—Positive duty                                                                                                 6

Part 1—Duty                                                                                                                       6

Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                                      6

Part 2—Compliance                                                                                                      10

Division 1—Amendments commencing day after Royal Assent                       10

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                  10

Division 2—Amendments commencing 12 months after Royal Assent           11

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                  11

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986                                    18

Schedule 3—Inquiries into systemic unlawful discrimination                 19

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                  19

Schedule 4—Representative applications                                                              22

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                  22

Schedule 5—Costs                                                                                                                26

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                  26

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021                                    27

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                       28

Schedule 6—Amendment of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 29

Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012                                                                     29

Schedule 7—Victimisation                                                                                              34

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   34

Age Discrimination Act 2004                                                                                    34

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                  36

Disability Discrimination Act 1992                                                                         37

Racial Discrimination Act 1975                                                                               38

Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                                    39

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                            40

Schedule 8—Other amendments                                                                                 44

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                  44

Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                                    44

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to discrimination, human rights and gender equality, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 2, Division 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 2, Division 2

The day after the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedules 3 to 8

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.