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Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989

Authoritative Version
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SR 1989 No. 407 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Australian Human Rights Commission (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2009
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 11 Aug 2009
Start Date 05 Aug 2009
End Date 31 Jul 2013

Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989

Statutory Rules 1989 No. 407 as amended

made under the

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

This compilation was prepared on 5 August 2009
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2009 No. 185

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

                        1     Name of Regulations [see Note 1]                                     3

                        2     Commencement                                                              3

                        3     Interpretation                                                                   3

                        4     Other distinctions, exclusions or preferences that constitute discrimination      3

Notes                                                                                                            5

 


  

  

1              Name of Regulations [see Note 1]

                These Regulations are the Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989.

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 January 1990.

3              Interpretation

                In these Regulations, unless the contrary intent on appears:

impairment means:

                (a)    total or partial loss of a bodily function; or

               (b)    the presence in the body of organisms causing disease; or

                (c)    total or partial loss of a part of the body; or

               (d)    malfunction of a part of the body; or

                (e)    malformation or disfigurement of a part of the body.

marital status has the same meaning as in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

the Act means the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986.

4              Other distinctions, exclusions or preferences that constitute discrimination

                For the purposes of subparagraph (b) (ii) of the definition of discrimination in subsection 3 (1) of the Act, any distinction, exclusion or preference made:

                (a)    on the ground of:

                          (i)    age; or

                         (ii)    medical record; or

                         (iii)    criminal record; or

                        (iv)    impairment; or

                         (v)    marital status; or

                        (vi)    mental, intellectual or psychiatric disability; or

                        (vii)    nationality; or

                       (viii)    physical disability; or

                        (ix)    sexual preference; or

                         (x)    trade union activity; or

                        (xi)    one or more of the grounds specified in subparagraphs (iii) to (x) (inclusive) which existed but which has ceased to exist; or

               (b)    on the basis of the imputation to a person of any ground specified in paragraph (a);

                is declared to constitute discrimination for the purposes of the Act.


Notes to the Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989

Note 1

The Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989 (in force under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986) as shown in this compilation comprise Statutory Rules 1989 No. 407 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

 

Table of Instruments

Year and
Number

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

1989 No. 407

21 Dec 1989

1 Jan 1990

 

2009 No. 185

3 Aug 2009 (see F2009L02973)

5 Aug 2009 (see r. 2)

 

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

R. 1..........................................

rs. 2009 No. 185

R. 3..........................................

am. 2009 No. 185