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Anti-Discrimination Law - LAWS826 - 2019 Course Handbook - Macquarie University

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Anti-Discrimination Law - LAWS826

This unit examines how the concepts of equality and non-discrimination have been given effect to in Australia through the statutory framework of federal, state and territory anti-discrimination laws. It analyses the theoretical and practical application of this regulatory framework, and its shortcomings. The unit critiques how the legal form of 'discrimination' is constructed, and whether the complaints based model for the enforcement of Australian anti-discrimination laws is an effective compliance regime. It also considers how we judge the contribution law can make to eliminating discrimination and addressing inequality, and what additional regulatory responses may be required.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Therese MacDermott
Prerequisites:

32cp in LAW or LAWS units at 800 level or above Prerequisite Information

Corequisites:

NCCW(s):
Unit Designation(s):

Arts

Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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