Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

Statistics 2014-2015

Enquiries by ground and area

 

Emp

Gds & Servs

Acc

Educ

Clubs

Qual
bods

Race
vil

Hom
vil

Trans
vil

All
areas

Other

Total

%

Disability

376

283

79

97

16

6

0

0

0

16

28

901

22.2

Race

287

134

47

39

11

2

0

0

0

17

26

563

13.9

Sex

169

49

2

11

10

0

0

0

0

1

6

248

6.1

Age

110

52

32

8

3

0

0

0

0

5

10

220

5.4

Carer's responsibilities

138

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

142

3.5

Sexual harassment

121

11

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

3

2

139

3.4

Homosexuality

25

16

3

3

1

0

0

0

0

1

5

54

1.3

Racial vilification

0

0

0

0

0

0

53

0

0

0

0

53

1.3

Victimisation

27

5

3

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

40

1.0

Marital/domestic status

12

12

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

33

0.8

Transgender

7

12

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

1

3

27

0.7

Marital/domestic status

12

12

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

33

0.8

Homosexual vilification

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

18

0

0

0

18

0.4

Transgender vilification

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

3

0.07

Aiding unlawful act

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.02

Compulsory retirement

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.02

Advertisement

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.02

Obstructing investigation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.02

All grounds

60

21

11

8

2

0

0

0

0

363

27

492

12.1

Not covered – work harassment

73

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

73

1.8

Not covered – other

197

183

33

58

17

1

0

0

0

21

543

1053

25.9

Total

1606

778

215

233

61

9

53

18

3

428

660

4064

100

%

39.5

19.1

5.3

5.7

1.5

0.2

1.3

0.4

0.1

10.5

16.2

100

 

The total number of enquiries by ground and area is greater than the total number of calls received because many enquiries cover multiple grounds. There were no enquiries this year on HIV/AIDS vilification.

Complaints received by ground and area

 

Emp

Gds & Servs

Accom

Educ

Clubs

Qual
bodies

Racial
vil

Hom
vil

Trans
vil

Other

Total

%

Disability

115

99

25

23

5

1

0

2

0

6

276

26.1

Race

64

73

11

14

4

4

0

0

0

11

181

17.1

Victimisation

68

16

0

1

2

0

0

12

0

0

99

9.4

Sex

51

22

0

8

2

0

0

0

0

1

84

7.9

Sexual harassment

75

6

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

83

7.8

Age

52

15

7

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

79

7.5

Carer's responsibilities

40

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

41

3.9

Racial vilification

0

0

0

0

0

0

28

0

0

0

28

2.6

Homosexual vilification

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

36

0

0

36

3.4

Homosexuality

13

9

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

26

2.5

Marital/domestic status

5

16

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

23

2.2

Aiding unlawful act

7

5

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

13

1.2

Transgender

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

4

0.4

Transgender vilification

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0.1

Compulsory retirement

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.1

Other

9

14

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

28

2.6

Not specified

0

33

0

4

1

0

0

0

0

17

55

5.2

Total

500

312

48

54

16

5

29

50

1

43

1058

100

%

47.3

29.5

4.5

5.1

1.5

0.5

2.7

4.7

0.1

4.1

100

 

There were no complaints this year about HIV/AIDS vilification.

Type of employer

 

No

%

Private enterprise

235

47.0

State govt department

78

15.6

Individual male

49

9.8

State stat authority

39

7.8

Hospital

26

5.2

Local government

24

4.8

Individual female

16

3.2

Non-profit association

14

2.8

Education (public)

7

1.4

Cwlth stat authority

2

0.4

Govt bus enterprise

2

0.4

Registered club

1

0.2

Trade union

1

0.2

Not known

6

1.2

Total

500

100

Type of employment complaints

 

No

%

Work environment
and harassment

227

45.4

Classification/benefits

120

24.0

Recruitment/selection

70

14.0

Dismissal

61

12.2

Retrenchment/redundancy

8

1.6

Resignation

7

1.4

Promotion

4

0.8

Transfer

1

0.2

Retirement

2

0.4

Total

500

100

Timeframe targets

Complaint to be finalised within

Target

Actual

2 months

20%

19%

3 months

30%

27%

6 months

60%

57%

12 months

85%

89%

18 months

100%

97%

 

Outcome of finalised complaints

 

No

%

Settled before conciliation

132

10.8

Settled at or after conciliation

213

17.5

Referred to NCAT – conciliation unsuccessful or not suitable

149

12.2

Referred to Attorney General – serious vilification

4

0.3

Declined before investigation – not a contravention

228

18.7

Declined before investigation – older than 12 months

12

1.0

Declined before investigation – not of vilified group

2

0.2

Declined before investigation – not on behalf of complainant

1

0.1

Declined after investigation – s 92

119

9.8

Declined after investigation and referred to NCAT

44

3.6

Withdrawn s 92B

168

13.8

Abandoned s 92C

145

11.9

Total

1217

100

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander complaints

 

Emp

Goods
& Serv

Acc

Educ

Clubs

Racial vil

Total

%

Race

15

12

6

2

4

0

39

53.4

Victimisation

4

0

0

0

1

0

5

6.9

Disability

8

0

1

1

0

0

10

13.7

Racial vilification

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

4.1

Carer's responsibilities

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.4

Sex

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

2.7

Sexual harassment

5

0

0

0

0

0

5

6.9

Homosexuality

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1.4

Aiding unlawful act

4

1

0

0

0

0

5

6.9

Age

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

2.7

Total

42

13

7

3

5

3

73

100

%

57.5

17.8

9.6

4.1

6.8

4.1

100

 

There were no complaints received from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the grounds of transgender or marital/domestic status discrimination and transgender, homosexual or HIV/AIDS vilification.