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Sex Discrimination Amendment (Teaching Profession) Bill (No. 2) 2004
Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Sex Discrimination Act 1984

1  After section 38

Insert:

38A   Preference to address gender imbalance in school teaching

             (1)  Nothing in Division 1 or 2 renders it unlawful for a person to discriminate against another person, on the ground of the other person’s sex, by offering scholarships to persons of the opposite sex in respect of their participation as students in a teaching course, if the scholarships are offered in order to redress a gender imbalance in teaching.

             (2)  In this section:

gender imbalance in teaching means an imbalance in the ratio of male to female teachers:

                     (a)  in schools in Australia generally; or

                     (b)  in a particular category or categories of schools in Australia; or

                     (c)  in a particular school or schools in Australia.

scholarship includes assistance or support that is similar to a scholarship.

school includes a pre-school.

teaching course means a course of study that leads to a qualification for teaching students at schools in Australia.