Know Your Rights

What does the law say about bullying?

To learn about the legal position of people affected by bullying, you can contact Youth Law Australia or a free youth legal service in your state or territory, such as:

Youth Advocacy Centre (Queensland) for children aged 10-18
Youthlaw (Victoria) for children and young people aged under 25
Youth Legal Service (Western Australia) for children and young people aged under 25
Children’s Legal Service (NSW) for children under 18 involved in criminal cases

What does the law say about cyber bullying?

To learn more and find out about making a report, contact the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. They have certain powers to investigate, remove material, and provide advice and resources to support families affected by cyber bullying, image-based abuse, and illegal content online.

What if I have a question about my human rights?

If you believe that a school or department has treated your family unfairly because of a ‘protected characteristic’ such as disability, religion or culture, you might ask for advice or assistance from the Human Rights Commission in your state or territory:

ACT Human Rights Commission
Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales
Australian Human Rights Commission
Equal Opportunity Commission South Australia
Equal Opportunity Tasmania
Equal Opportunity Commission Western Australia
Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission
Queensland Human Rights Commission
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

In an emergency, always call triple zero (000).

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