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Discrimination - Do you know your rights?



  • 1 person will win a one hour personal mentoring session with Nicole - this can be in person, via Skype.
  • 5 runners up will win a copy of her new book Love out Loud.

To win

All you have to do to win is take the survey and share your ideas and experiences about Age-discrimination.


All the terms and conditions are listed on this page under FAQ's.

Nicole works with hundreds of young people every year, supporting them to find space for transformation in their life and to understand that their stories and experiences are not who they are. Nicole teaches people how to connect and how to begin to step into their own power. here is what Nicole says about her work

When I was 18 years old, I established a Not-for-Profit and grew it to sustainability, while completing two National speaking tours. I was a finalist for the Young Australian of the Year at 20 years old, and listed as one of Australia’s top 100 most influential women at 21, shortly after taking out the Pride of Australia Medal. I’ve made the front cover of The Financial Review, the Yellow Pages and featured in a documentary aired on prime-time national television.

I’m a fierce ambassador for mental health, innovation and connection after recovering from my own terrifying lived experience with anorexia nervosa through my teenage years. I’m currently the Chief Executive Officer The Rogue & Rouge Foundation, and recently completed three terms as the youngest Commonwealth Commissioner for Mental Health.

In my career so far, I’ve facilitated workshops and presentations with over a quarter of a million Australians. I’m a skilled and experienced motivational speaker and facilitator, developing my own facilitation methods early on in my career, which continue to evolve. I draw upon 10 years of theatre training as the basis of my facilitation style.

I truly feel there’s only one way to change the world; and that’s to transform ourselves. To connect to that deep part of you that realises your greatest potential, and understands your responsibility to give back to the world as the fullest expression of yourself.

I’d love for you to reach out and be a part of the change I’m leading. Where are you from? Let’s hook up and change the world together.

What I do

Want to gain a better insight into my work? Watch my video to gain a better understanding.

Peace amigos x

Love Out Loud [A Millennial’s Guide to Enlightenment] is my first book written after 7 years working closely with over 250,000 Australian’s. It’s a personal account of my own journey finding my way back to love, as well as a guide to help you figure out what Loving OUT LOUD really means to you. The book is designed to help you make tangible the illusive feeling of love, and to help you create your own road map to get you back home. #LOL

I think that it's hard to sometimes know what others think of you. I know I am self-conscious of my age though - I know that I have something really valuable to add, but I'm afraid that others sometimes perceive me as young & unknowing... I guess, on a systemic level, youth representation is very poorly done. So maybe it's more a systemic devaluing of the contributions of young people, rather than individual circumstances, as once I am in the room I do feel listened to generally.

I'm not sure I can say I've missed out on opportunities but I have definitely been made to feel that my views weren't as valid as others because of my age. Like I was too young to have views or a say in something because I didn't have enough or as much life experience - though young people have life experience just from a different generation, we also have feelings about life events and social issues too - simply from a different angle or generational viewpoint.

Discrimination is when you are treated less favourably than someone else because of something about you, such as your age, having a health problem, or needing to take care of family members

It can be. Discrimination is against the law when it is:

  • based on an attribute
  • in certain areas of activity
  • unless an exemption applies.

An attribute is the “something about you” that someone is discriminating against. There are 16 attributes, some of which are defined in the Act:

  • age
  • breastfeeding
  • family responsibilities (responsibility to care for or support a child or other member of immediate family)
  • gender identity (a person identifies as a member of the opposite sex, or is of indeterminate sex and seeks to live as a member of a particular sex)
  • impairment (covers most physical and psychological conditions, and includes reliance of a guide, hearing, or assistance dog, wheelchair or other remedial device, as well as present and past impairments)
  • lawful sexual activity (a person's status as a lawfully employed sex worker, whether or not self-employed)
  • parental status (includes being a step-parent, adoptive parent, foster parent, or guardian)
  • political belief or activity
  • pregnancy
  • race (includes colour, descent, ethnic origin, and nationality or national origin)
  • relationship status (whether a person is single, married, married but separated, divorced, widowed, de facto partner, or civil partner)
  • religious belief or activity (includes not holding a religious belief, and not engaging in lawful religious activity)
  • sex
  • sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality or bisexuality)
  • trade union activity
  • association with, or relation to, a person identified on the basis of any of the above attributes.

These are the situations in which someone is discriminating against you. The areas of activity where discrimination is against the law are:

  • work and work related (includes applying for work, voluntary work, employment, work under a contract, partnerships, employment agencies, work experience and work under a training program)
  • education
  • supplying goods or services
  • accommodation (includes residential and commercial premises)
  • administration of State laws or programs (includes State government departments and statutory authorities performing functions under an Act)
  • club membership and affairs (doesn't include not-for-profit associations and clubs)
  • superannuation
  • insurance
  • disposing of land (e.g. selling, leasing)
  • local government members (between local government members performing official functions, except on the basis of political belief or activity).

The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland wants to know about how discrimination affects you so that we can make sure we give you the right information to help. When you take our survey, your answers will help us plan our information sessions.

If the survey has raised any issues for you that you’d like to get assistance with, you can call somene free of charge 24/7. Here are some options:

  • Beyondblue - 1300 224 636 (24/7)
  • Lifeline  - 13 11 14 (24/7)
  • Qlife - 1800 184 527 (3pm - 12 pm daily) 

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