Age Discrimination Act 2004
The Age Discrimination Act 2004 is an Act of the Parliament of Australia that prohibits age discrimination in many areas including employment, education, accommodation and the provision of goods and services. Persons of any age can be discriminated against within the meaning of the act.
|Age Discrimination Act 2004|
|Parliament of Australia|
|Citation||Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth)|
|Enacted by||House of Representatives|
|Royal assent||22 June 2004|
|Commenced||23 June 2004|
|Bill introduced in the House of Representatives||Age Discrimination Bill 2003|
|Introduced by||Daryl Williams|
|First reading||26 June 2003|
|Second reading||26 November 2003|
|Third reading||26 November 2003|
|Bill introduced in the Senate||Age Discrimination Bill 2003|
|First reading||1 December 2003|
|Second reading||3 December 2003|
|Third reading||29 March 2004|
|Age Discrimination Amendment Act 2006 (Cth)|
|Age Discrimination (Consequential Provisions) Act 2004 (Cth)|
|Status: In force|
Complaints of discrimination must first be made to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), where a conciliation process can be initiated. Filing a complaint is free. If the complaint is not resolved through the conciliation process, it can be taken to the Federal Court or the Federal Circuit Court.
In general, age discrimination is not a criminal offence. However, the Act creates criminal offences of discriminatory advertising, victimisation and failure to disclose statistical or actuarial data upon request by the President of the AHRC. 
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- "Federal Discrimination Law". Lewis Silkin LLP. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
- "Complaints under the Age Discrimination Act", Australian Human Rights Commission.
- "Federal Discrimination Law" (PDF). Australian Human Rights Commission. 21 October 2011. Section 2.1.4. Retrieved 11 December 2015.