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Matters the FWC must take into account in performing functions etc.

    In performing functions or exercising powers, in relation to a matter, under a part of this Act (including this Part), the FWC must take into account:

  (a)   the objects of this Act, and any objects of the part of this Act; and

  (b)   equity, good conscience and the merits of the matter; and

  (c)   the need to respect and value the diversity of the work force by helping to prevent and eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, breastfeeding, gender identity, intersex status, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family or carer's responsibilities, subjection to family and domestic violence, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin.

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