The Commission can investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying based on a person’s:
sex, including pregnancy, marital status, family responsibilities and sexual harassment
disability, including temporary and permanent disabilities; physical, intellectual, sensory, psychiatric disabilities, diseases or illnesses; medical conditions; work related injuries; past, present and future disabilities; and association with a person with a disability
(in employment only) sexual preference, criminal record, trade union activity, political opinion, religion or social origin
The Commission can also investigate complaints about alleged breaches of human rights (including the rights protected in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child) against the Commonwealth and its agencies.
For more information about the Commission’s complaint handling powers, click here.