Project status: Open

How to have YourSay

Discrimination can affect people in their day-to-day lives – at work or in education, accessing government services, participating in sport, joining a club, or practising a religion.

An ACT Government priority is to modernise our discrimination law and put the ACT at the forefront of best practice in promoting equal opportunity, respect for diversity and social inclusion in our community.

This is a key part of the ACT Government’s Capital of Equality Strategy 2019-2023.

Canberrans now have the chance to have their say on the reforms to the Discrimination Act.

The Government has released a Discussion Paper seeking views from members of the public about changes to discrimination law.

There are eight short Consultation Guides, each dealing with a specific discussion topic. These can be viewed under the Document Library on this page.

Written submissions on the Discussion Paper and the online survey close midnight 9January 2022.

We want to hear from you

There are a range of ways to share your views on Discrimination Law Reform in the ACT:
  • Make a submission

    Written submissions from the public must be received by midnight 9 January 2022.

    You can make a submission by clicking on the link below or send an email to: civilconsultation@act.gov.au

    Have YourSay 
  • Provide online feedback

    Don’t have time to prepare a written submission? You can still share your views by taking the online survey.

    The survey closes midnight 9 January 2022.

    Have YourSay 
  • Virtual roundtables

    We will hold virtual roundtables, each covering key areas of interest for First Nations peoples, people with disability, the education sector and religious organisations.

    If you would like to express interest in participating in any of these roundtables, please click on the link below or send an email to: civilconsultation@act.gov.au

    Register your interest in a roundtable 

We are looking at

The Government is consulting the public on several issues in Discrimination Law Reform in the ACT:

  • What is the best way to ensure discrimination laws protect people in all areas of public life?

  • How can exceptions to discrimination law be made simpler and consistent with human rights?


Find out more about the three issues on the Discrimination Law Reform project page here.


We will use your views to

Comments we receive from the community and during the virtual roundtables will guide the ACT Government's approach to Discrimination Law Reform.

Once the community feedback and survey close in January 2022, a Listening Report will be published and this may include submissions received unless privacy has been requested.