Perceived differences lead to missed opportunities for learning and advancement. An unpopular but correct decision in a South Australian court about aged based discrimination might be ignored by a strata community in the ACT because they are different, they have different language, their laws are not the same as ours and that decision wouldn’t apply here. Rubbish! The discrimination laws, although repeated around the country in different forms, sit under a commonwealth suite of discrimination laws that govern all. In this still developing area of law, judges of one jurisdiction will find judgements from other states and territories helpful. A dogmatic chairperson with their own agenda should ignore the precedent at their peril.