Equal opportunity public notices

Applications for Exemptions from a Provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984

From 2 September 2019, an individual or an organisation can apply to SACAT to be exempted from complying with a certain part of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

SACAT is required to give notice of applications to the general public.

Any person who wishes to make a submission to the Tribunal in relation to the application for exemption should contact the Tribunal registry to notify the Tribunal of their intent to appear.

Upon making a prior appointment with the Tribunal Registry a copy of the application can be inspected prior to hearing. 

For more information please telephone SACAT on 1800 723 767 or email sacat@sacat.sa.gov.au

Equal opportunity applicants seeking an exemption

Applications scheduled for hearing

SACAT reference number 2019/SA003247:

The Applicants, COBHAM AVIATION SERVICES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD,  COBHAM SAR SERVICES PTY LTD,  COBHAM NAS PTY LTD,  NATIONAL JET SYSTEMS PTY LTD  AND SURVEILLANCE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD have applied to the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for an exemption from compliance with the provisions of Sections 52, 53, 54, and 103 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. An exemption is sought insofar as those sections relate to “nationality” and “country of origin” being components of the “race” (as defined in Section 5(1) of the Act) of applicants for employment, employees and contract workers.


The above application will be heard at 9:30am on Friday, 17th October 2019 on the 4th Level, 100 Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia.