In November 2000, the President of the Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales (ADB), Mr Chris Puplick, announced a State-wide enquiry into hepatitis Crelated discrimination. The Enquiry was launched in Sydney on March 15th 2001, with
hearings conducted in Wollongong, Goulburn, Dubbo, Lismore and Newcastle throughout May 2001. Sydney hearings were held in June and August 2001. In addition to public hearings, the ADB invited written submissions from individuals and organisations.
The National Centre in HIV Social Research (NCHSR) was invited to assist in the analysis of submissions tendered to the ADB’s Enquiry into Hepatitis C-related Discrimination by providing a sociological analysis of the central themes as they appear in both the written and oral submissions.