Attorney-General reaffirms need for consolidation on Sky
PETER VAN ONSELEN: Can I ask on that. Presumably if you consolidate them all, some of them will, by definition, need to become stronger or more lax, if they're all consolidated in one space. Where are the changes likely to be?
NICOLA ROXON: Well, we've said that we will raise to the highest possible standard. In some instances it's not practical, there are some differences in disability discrimination and race discrimination, but the sort of overarching philosophy is to simplify and to lift to the higher standard. And we've been quite public about that in our discussion papers and that's been very well received. I think even business here is potentially very supportive because they want the simplification. It may mean that some of the standards are a bit higher, but it means they'll be able to apply one set of rules within their workplace and that would be good for everybody.
In July 2011 the HRLC convened a conference to encourage and inform debate on the Commonwealth Government's consolidation of its anti-discrimination laws. Check out this page for a wrap-up of the conference, speakers presentations and materials and video footage and photos from the day.