Prejudice, loss, or material disadvantage. Civil and political rights Prejudice or loss including humiliation or denigration: (SA) Equal Opportunity Act 1984 s5. Subjecting a person to a detriment involves putting the person under a disadvantage in comparison with other people in similar circumstances; O'Callaghan v Loder [1983] 3 NSWLR 89. See also Victimisation.

(Ref: Butterworths Concise Australian Legal Dictionary)