Leader to Laggard: The case for modernising the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act

The NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 was once the best of its kind in Australia. It’s now arguably the worst. What’s wrong with it, why does it matter and how can we fix it?

Join legal experts and community representatives as they discuss the case for modernising our Anti-Discrimination Act

  • leading anti-discrimination law expert, Professor Simon Rice (University of Sydney)
  • co-convenor of the NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby Audrey Marsh; and
  • Erina Finau, of the Women’s Electoral Lobby NSW.

Hosted by Alastair Lawrie, PIAC’s Policy Manager and lead author of PIAC’s forthcoming report Leader to Laggard: The case for modernising the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act

Event Details

When: Monday 16 August 2021, 1pm-2pm AEST

Where:  Zoom meeting access details to be provided following registration

RSVP:  Register your attendance via Eventbrite

About the speakers

Professor Simon Rice

Simon is Kim Santow Professor of Law and Social Justice at the University of Sydney, and Chair of the NSW Welfare Rights Centre. He is a founding member of the Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group, and a co-author of Australian Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law, and of The International Law of Human Rights.

Audrey Marsh

Audrey Marsh is the Co-Convenor of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby. She was formerly the Co-Convenor of Rainbow Labor NSW, Co-Convenor of the National Rainbow Labor Network and the Deputy NSW Field Director for the YES campaign for marriage equality. 

Alastair Lawrie

Alastair is the Policy Manager at PIAC, and the author of the Leader to Laggard report. Over the past four years, he has advocated on a variety of anti-discrimination law reform issues, including the Commonwealth Religious Discrimination Bills and NSW ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill. He was previously a Commonwealth ministerial adviser.

Erina Finau, Women’s Electoral Lobby NSW

Erina Finau currently works as the Membership Engagement & Fundraising Coordinator for WEL NSW and studies at the University of Newcastle completing a law degree. Erina’s research interests include Feminism, International History and Politics, Human Rights and Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.


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