Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
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. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
30 Sep 2010Introduced and read a first time
30 Sep 2010Second reading moved
28 Oct 2010Second reading debate
28 Oct 2010Second reading agreed to
28 Oct 2010Third reading agreed to
Senate
28 Oct 2010Introduced and read a first time
28 Oct 2010Second reading moved
21 Mar 2011Second reading debate
11 May 2011Second reading debate
11 May 2011Second reading agreed to
11 May 2011Committee of the Whole debate
12 May 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 4 Opposition agreed to
12 May 2011Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
23 May 2011Message from Senate reported
24 May 2011Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


24 May 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
20 Jun 2011Assent

Act no.: 40

Year: 2011

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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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

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Schedules of amendments

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