b) Discrimination

There are many different types of discrimination. The www.playbytherules.net.au website defines discrimination as “making a choice on how we treat people” and it goes on to list different types of discrimination, including:

Sex Discrimination http://www.playbytherules.net.au/got-an-issue/discrimination/sex-discrimination
Age Discrimination http://www.playbytherules.net.au/got-an-issue/team-selection/age-restrictions
Marital Status Discrimination
Pregnancy Discrimination http://www.playbytherules.net.au/got-an-issue/safety/pregnancy-and-participation
Racial Discrimination http://www.playbytherules.net.au/got-an-issue/discrimination/racial-discrimination
Sexuality Discrimination http://www.playbytherules.net.au/got-an-issue/discrimination/homophobia
Impairment or Disability Discrimination http://www.playbytherules.net.au/got-an-issue/inclusive-sport/disability-inclusion
Religious Discrimination http://www.playbytherules.net.au/got-an-issue/inclusion/religious-inclusion
Sexual Harassment http://www.playbytherules.net.au/got-an-issue/discrimination/sexual-harassment
Victimisation  http://www.playbytherules.net.au/component/content/article/81-resources/links/944-victimisation-youtube-video?highlight=WyJ2aWN0aW1pc2F0aW9uIl0=

By far and away the best resource in the country that provides a framework for clubs and volunteers on understanding their responsibilities under discrimination laws is www.playbytherules.net.au.

www.playbytherules.net.au states that the site “is now a unique collaboration between the Australian Sports Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation, all state and territory anti-discrimination and human rights agencies, the NSW Commission for Children and Young People and the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA).”

The www.playbytherules.net.au website has critical information on the following topics relating to discrimination:

Types of discrimination http://www.playbytherules.net.au/legal-stuff/discrimination/discrimination-laws-explained/types-of-discrimination
Places of discrimination http://www.playbytherules.net.au/legal-stuff/discrimination/discrimination-laws-explained/places-of-discrimination
When is discrimination legal? http://www.playbytherules.net.au/legal-stuff/discrimination/discrimination-laws-explained/when-discrimination-is-legal

 

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