Points on discrimination
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Age discrimination is making a choice which disadvantages, unfairly or unreasonably, an elderly person because of their age. The Equal Opportunity Act 1984 makes it unlawful to make a choice between two people on the ground of sex, sexuality, marital status, pregnancy, race or physical impairment. Discrimination on account of age is not part of this legislation.
Speech given at the Older Women's Speakout, Adelaide, 28th October, 1987 by Adam Graycar, Commissioner for the Ageing. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/