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Second Reading Speeches

Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill 2010

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House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
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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.

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