Equal opportunity and discrimination reform
PILCH submission on the Exposure Draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012
In December 2012, PILCH made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Exposure Draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012.
PILCH commends the Australian Government on the Exposure Draft Bill and recommends that the Committee support its passage by Parliament. The PILCH submission makes recommendations to improve the Bill as currently drafted, including a number of recommendations relevant to the not-for-profit sector. These recommendations particularly focus on the application of anti-discrimination laws to volunteers and clubs and member-based organisations.
This submission is informed by PILCH’s expertise and experience working with and for Victoria’s not-for-profit organisations.
2012 Commonwealth Government - Consolidation of the Anti-Discrimination Laws
In February 2012, PILCH made a submission to the Commonwealth Government in relation to its proposal to consolidate all federal anti-discrimination laws. PILCH's submission makes recommendations for reform based on client work and focuses on providing the Government with examples and case studies arising from PILCH's work.
Of particular importance to nor-for-profit organisations, PILCH's submission addresses the issue of whether (and how) volunteers and member based associations should be covered by federal anti-discrimination laws.
2011 VEOHRC Issues Paper - Volunteering and the Equal Opportunity Act 2010
This submission responds to an Issues Paper released by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) in May 2011. PilchConnect's views relate to the understanding of the reforms contained in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, and how those reforms will apply to volunteers of community organisations.