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Effectiveness of the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act 1984

Submission by Women’s Health Victoria to the Inquiry into the effectiveness of the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality. Women’s Health Victoria recommends an amendment to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 that incorporates a Gender Equality Duty similar to that of the United Kingdom’s. Such a duty would place a statutory requirement upon public organisations to produce a Gender Equality Scheme (GES), adhering to the research, consultation, preparation, publishing and implementation requirements around equality objectives.

Submitted to: Australia. Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee. Further information on the inquiry can be found here.

Submission_Effectiveness_of_the_Commonwealth_Sex_Discrimination_Act_1984.pdf (52.07KB)

Reference:
Inquiry into effectiveness of the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality / Women's Health Victoria - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, July 2008.