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Thursday, 9 December 1993
Page: 4328

Senator BELL (9.21 p.m.) —I move:

2.Clause 21, page 16, after proposed subsection 170CA(1), insert the following subsection:

"`(1A) Without limiting subsection (1), the references in paragraph 170DF(1)(e) to sexual preference, age and physical or mental disability, have been included in order to give effect, or further effect, to:

  (a)the Convention concerning Discrimination in respect of Employment and Occupation, a copy of the English text of which is set out in Schedule 1 to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 ; and

    (b)the Recommendation referred to in paragraph 170BA(c).".

This amendment inserts new grounds in the criteria under which employment can be terminated. It inserts a new subsection (1A). Without reading the whole of the amendment, it is again relevant to discrimination. To facilitate its passage, Senator Kernot will have some relevant comments to add when we deal with subsequent amendments which are all concurrent with this.

  Amendment agreed to.