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PREGNANCY IN THE WORKPLACE

Mrs Elson, pursuant to notice, moved—That the House:

(1) notes the recent report of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission, "Pregnant and Productive: It[quot ]s a Right not a Privilege to Work while Pregnant";

(2) recognises that a significant level of discrimination against pregnant women still exists in many workplaces;

(3) acknowledges the vital importance of families in Australian society; and

(4) calls on all employers in Australia to be aware of, and sensitive to, their responsibility to their female employees to ensure they do not suffer discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.