Legal services, discrimination and human rights

This section includes links to legal services and organisations, including those dealing with human rights, discrimination and legal aid.

The Western Australian Police provides information and assistance on issues related to discrimination and human rights to communities from culturally diverse backgrounds.

For more information visit Multicultural Communities—WA Police or contact the Community Diversity and Substantive Equality Unit

Discrimination

In Australia, it is unlawful to discriminate based on attributes including age, disability, race, sex, intersex status, gender identity and sexual orientation in certain areas of public life, including education and employment.

Information about discrimination and organisations that assist with discrimination issues can be accessed on the Legal Aid WA website.

More information can be obtained from the following organisations list:

Human rights

Human rights are recognised and protected across Australia through a range of laws at the federal, state and territory levels.

The following organisations provide information related to human rights issues:

Legal services

Legal Aid WA provides a range of legal information and referrals to the general public.

Legal Aid WA
Telephone 1300 650 579

The following organisations provide information and assistance related to legal services:

 

Page reviewed 20 August 2020