Unfortunately discrimination of people who are different to others still exists and it can happen to anyone.
People can be discriminated against for their race, colour, sex and gender identity, religion, political opinion, social origin, age, medical record, criminal record, marital status, impairment, disability, sexuality or trade union activity. This is even though there are very clear Australian laws against it.
Around one in four young people aged 15-19 years report that they have experienced unfair treatment or discrimination, and the three main reasons for this were reported as gender, race/cultural background and age reasons. Half of young people also report seeing someone else being discriminated against or treated unfairly, most often on the basis of race/cultural background or sexuality.