Australian Anti-Discrimination Law - book launch

book launchLegal practitioners and academics gathered at Deakin University's Melbourne City Campus to celebrate the launch of 'Australian Anti-Discrimination Law' (Federation Press, 2014) which was written by Deakin University's Dr Dominique Allen, Professor Neil Rees (University of the Sunshine Coast) and Professor Simon Rice OAM (the Australian National University).

Australian Anti-Discrimination Law was launched by the Honourable Justice Chris Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria on 24 April 2014. The launch was hosted by Professor Yin Paradies, Deputy Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University.

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Upon launching the book, President Maxwell said "The importance of this area of the law, at a practical level for so many people, makes it essential to have a clear and comprehensive account both of the statutory schemes and of judicial decisions. More than this, the book provides an intellectual framework within which to understand the philosophical origins, and legal and social objectives, of the anti-discrimination law framework."

Australian Anti-Discrimination Law contains a detailed analysis of Australian anti-discrimination law, extracts from the key cases and the writings of leading commentators. The book records the history of the major pieces of anti-discrimination legislation, examines important international developments, and includes numerous suggestions for reforming the law. Further details are available here.


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