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Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill 2010


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

In response to recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 2008 report Effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality, the bill amends the: Sex Discrimination Act 1984 to: extend protections from discrimination on the grounds of family responsibilities to both women and men in all areas of work; provide improved protection from sexual harassment for students and workers; ensure protections from sex discrimination apply equally to women and men; and establish breastfeeding as a separate ground of discrimination; and Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 to make a consequential amendment.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/06/10  
Second reading moved 24/06/10  
Lapsed at dissolution 19/07/10  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes