Perth’s ‘NO BOGANS’ Job Ad Legal




A small business in Perth who started a debate about workplace discrimination when they stated that ‘no bogans need apply’ on their Gumtree ad has been given the all clear legally. The ad read: “We are seeking an international student for admin and driving role for family business.

12-15 hours per week and must be a computer whizz with full driver’s licence. Must have good references. Drug free, also child and pet friendly. No bogans or rough people need apply.”

Lawyers have advised that while the “no bogans” reference isn’t against the anti-discrimination act, it’s still not a good idea to put it in your job ad. No word on whether bogans or rough people of any type have applied for the job anyway, just for LOLS.  



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