Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

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  • Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Sex Discrimination Act 1984 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, 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; Age Discrimination Act 2004 to establish an Age Discrimination Commissioner in the Human Rights Commission; and Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 and Fair Work Act 2009 to make consequential amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 Sep 2010
Second reading moved 30 Sep 2010
Second reading debate 28 Oct 2010
Second reading agreed to 28 Oct 2010
Third reading agreed to 28 Oct 2010
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28 Oct 2010
Second reading moved 28 Oct 2010
Second reading debate 21 Mar 2011
Second reading debate 11 May 2011
Second reading agreed to 11 May 2011
Committee of the Whole debate 11 May 2011
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 4 Opposition agreed to
12 May 2011
Third reading agreed to 12 May 2011
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 23 May 2011
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
24 May 2011
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24 May 2011
Assent
  • Act no.: 40
  • Year: 2011
20 Jun 2011

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.