This submission is in response to the Discussion Paper released by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in September 2011 regarding the consolidation of Australia’s Federal anti-discrimination laws into a single, consolidated Act. The NATSILS welcome the consolidation of the Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws as an opportunity to harmonise and strengthen current protections against discrimination. The NATSILS congratulate the Labor Government on its commitment to the non-diminution of current protections and willingness to consider additional provisions to further prevent discrimination, provide effective remedies to those who suffer discrimination, and encourage substantive equality.