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Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission is a national human rights institution, established in 1986. It is a statutory body funded by, but operating independently of, the Australian Government. It has the responsibility for investigating alleged infringements under Australia’s anti-discrimination legislation in relation to Commonwealth Agencies.

Matters that can be investigated by the Commission under the Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989 include “discrimination on the grounds of race or nationality, colour or ethnic origin, racial vilification, age, sex or gender, sexual harassment, marital or relationship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, care status, actual or potential pregnancy, breastfeeding, trade union activity, criminal record, medical record, impairment or physical disability”

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