Discrimination and distinguishing between different groups
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Have you selected the option that results in the least amount of discrimination?
Any discrimination should be no greater than is necessary to achieve the policy objective.
When faced with multiple options for achieving the policy objective, the option that results in no discrimination should be selected. If that is not possible, the option that results in the least discrimination is to be preferred. Choosing the option that involves the least limitation on the right to freedom from discrimination will result in legislation that is more likely to be consistent with NZBORA.