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Australian Anti-Discrimination Law : 2nd Edition - Neil Rees

Australian Anti-Discrimination Law

2nd Edition


Published: 21st February 2014
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New third edition of Australian Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law available February 2018, click on link to purchase. This book, which is the first major text in the field directed to both legal practitioners and law students, contains a detailed analysis of Australian anti-discrimination law as well as extracts from all of the major cases and the writings of leading commentators. It incorporates the many changes to the law since the first edition was published in 2008 and includes new chapters dealing with positive duties, victimisation and protections against discrimination in industrial relations laws. The book includes a comprehensive examination of the difficult concepts of direct and indirect discrimination as well as coverage of the major grounds of unlawful discrimination, such as race, sex and disability. The book records the history of the major pieces of anti-discrimination legislation, examines important international developments and includes numerous suggestions for reform. The book will be of interest to legal and human rights practitioners as well as students. The chapters in the areas of procedure and remedies will be particularly important to those people practicing in the field.

Reviews of previous edition: ...the real strength of this book is in the perceptive and insightful commentary bringing together the cases and materials extracted in it...the book is primarily devised as a teaching tool as it appears from the questions posed at the end of each chapter. The questions are designed in such a way as to challenge the reader to think about the contents of the substantive part of the book and service to highlight the complexity of anti-discrimination law that protect many classes, some of whose interest may not merge. - Human Rights Law Review, 9:4(2009), 691-698

An Overview of Australian Anti-Discrimination LawThe Policy Goals of Australian Anti-Discrimination LawThe Impact of the Australian Constitution on Anti-Discrimination LawThe Concept of Unlawful DiscriminationPositive DutiesProtected AttributesAreas of Unlawful DiscriminationDefences, Exceptions and ExemptionsHarassmentVilificationVictimisation ProcedureRemediesEmployment legislation

ISBN: 9781862879102
ISBN-10: 1862879109
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 900
Published: 21st February 2014
Publisher: Federation Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 1.242
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised