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Discrimination and the Law - LAWS511

This unit aims to give students a grounding in both the theoretical and practical application of Australia's existing anti-discrimination regulatory framework. The unit introduces students to critical debates regarding what is discrimination, what anti-discrimination legislation is designed to achieve, and how best can law address inequality and discrimination. The unit also examines the legal form in which discrimination is regulated. It requires students to come to terms with the legal concepts of direct and indirect discrimination, the construction of the various grounds of discrimination, the application of the prohibitions in specified contexts, as well as defences and exemptions that apply.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Therese MacDermott

(24cp in LAW or LAWS units) or LAWS260 Prerequisite Information


(39cp at 100 level or above including (CUL321 or GEN320 or LAW314 or LAW315 or LAWS398 or LAWS399 or PHL351 or PHL352 or SOC325 or SOC329 or SOC350))

NCCW(s): LAW306, LAW411, LAW461
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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