Legislation and policy
Commonwealth legislation relevant to bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence include:
Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) Act 1986
Racial Discrimination Act 1975
Racial Hatred Act 1995
Sex Discrimination Act 1984.
The Attorney-General's Department provides information and access to various Commonwealth, State and Territory Acts relating to
human rights and anti-discrimination.
Policies are frequently amended and updated. A small number of relevant policy links are listed below by jurisdiction. For more detailed and current information regarding any policy, it is recommended you refer to your local education authority website.
The Catholic Education Commission in each state or territory has relevant information. Independent schools are autonomous and governed by their own school boards. For policies regarding in independent school please contact the school directly.
Relevant Federal policies can be located on the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.