Submission | Submission Regarding S 18E of the Racial Discrimination Act
The Australian Chamber opposes racial discrimination and supports a strong statutory framework of protections in this area. No one should face unlawful racial discrimination. However the laws that seek to achieve this outcome need to recognise that there are limits to the control employers have over the behaviour of their employees and agents. The Australian Chamber’s concern regarding Part IIA of the RD Act relates to the imposition of vicarious liability and the narrow defence in these circumstances.