Tenancy in the ACT - Discrimination

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Discrimination in letting out accommodation in the ACT is unlawful under the Discrimination Act 1991 (this Act covers discrimination on the grounds of sex, sexuality, transsexuality, marital status, status as a parent or carer, pregnancy, race, age, religious or political conviction, physical impairment, illness or intellectual disability).

If you believe you are being discriminated against in applying for a tenancy or in your tenancy, you should seek specific advice, you can contact the ACT Human Rights Commission on 6205 2222 (www.hrc.act.gov.au/) or the Disability Discrimination Legal Service on 6247 2018 on Tuesday 9.30am to 1pm and Thursday 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

 

Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

Further information and advice for ACT tenants can be sourced from

www.tenantsact.org.au