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Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48
Current version for 8 December 2016 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 13:58)
Part 2 Division 3 Section 20A
20A   Registered clubs
(1)  It is unlawful for a registered club to discriminate against a person who is not a member of the registered club on the ground of race:
(a)  by refusing or failing to accept the person’s application for membership, or
(b)  in the terms on which it is prepared to admit the person to membership.
(2)  It is unlawful for a registered club to discriminate against a person who is a member of the registered club on the ground of race:
(a)  by denying the person access, or limiting the person’s access, to any benefit provided by the registered club,
(b)  by depriving the person of membership or varying the terms of the person’s membership, or
(c)  by subjecting the person to any other detriment.
(3)  Nothing in subsection (1) or (2) applies to or in respect of a registered club if the principal object of the registered club is to provide benefits for persons of a specified race defined otherwise than by reference to:
(a)  colour, or
(b)  a description which has the effect of excluding persons of that race who are of a different colour from those persons, or the majority of those persons, who do not come within that description.
(4)  In determining whether the principal object of a registered club is as referred to in subsection (3), regard shall be had to:
(a)  the essential character of the registered club,
(b)  the extent to which the affairs of the registered club are so conducted that the persons primarily enjoying the benefits of membership are of the race specified in the principal object, and
(c)  any other relevant circumstance.