Under s.109 of the Discrimination Act 1991, the Commission may grant an exemption from provisions of the Act protecting against unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment and related protections.
To apply for an exemption, you must write to the Commission with the following information:
For more information please call us on 6205 2222 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raytheon Pty Ltd; and
BAE Systems Australia Limited
Defence companies around Australia have been granted exemptions to anti-discrimination laws, when they contract with the United States not to transfer controlled material to nationals of certain proscribed countries, which currently includes countries such as China, Vietnam, Lebanon and Sri Lanka. The restriction is based solely on place of birth, and applies to dual nationals who are also Australian citizens.
Details are available on the ACT Legislative Register.