RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT 1975 - SECT 3 Interpretation
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT 1975 - SECT 3Interpretation
(1) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:
"Commission" means the Australian Human Rights Commission.
"Commissioner" means the Race Discrimination Commissioner appointed under section 29.
"Commonwealth agency" means an agency within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988 .
"Convention" means the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination that was opened for signature on 21 December 1965 and entered into force on 2 January 1969, being the Convention a copy of the English text of which is set out in the Schedule.
"dispose" includes sell, assign, lease, let, sub-lease, sub-let, license or mortgage, and also includes agree to dispose and grant consent to the disposal of.
"employment" includes work under a contract for services, and cognate expressions have corresponding meanings.
"principal executive" , in relation to a Commonwealth agency, has the same meaning as in Part V of the Privacy Act 1988 .
"registered charity" means an entity that is registered under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 as the type of entity mentioned in column 1 of item 1 of the table in subsection 25-5(5) of that Act.
"relative" , in relation to a person, means a person who is related to the first-mentioned person by blood, marriage, affinity or adoption and includes a person who is wholly or mainly dependent on, or is a member of the household of, the first-mentioned person.
"services" includes services consisting of the provision of facilities by way of banking or insurance or of facilities for grants, loans, credit or finance.
"Torres Strait Islander" means a person who is a descendant of an indigenous inhabitant of the Torres Strait Islands.
(2) A reference in this Act to an Australian ship or aircraft shall be construed as a reference to a ship or aircraft registered in Australia or belonging to or in the possession of the Commonwealth or a State.
(3) For the purposes of this Act, refusing or failing to do an act shall be deemed to be the doing of an act and a reference to an act includes a reference to such a refusal or failure.