Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021

August 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-270-1

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Purpose of the bill
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report
  Notes on references

Chapter 2—Background

  Context of the bill
  Overview of the bill
  Compatibility with human rights
  Senate Standing Committee on the Scrutiny of Bills

Chapter 3—Views on the bill

  General views on the bill
  Comments on specific aspects of the bill
  Other concerns raised by stakeholders
  Committee view

Labor Senators' dissenting report

  Sexual and sex-based harassment in the workplace
  The Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021
  Introduction of a positive duty to eliminate sex discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  FW Act prohibition
  Representative claims
  Costs protection for claimants
  Broadening the application of stop orders
  Making the object of the SD Act clearer
  The 'seriously demeaning' test
  Family and domestic violence leave
  Ratification of the ILO convention of the elimination of violence and harassment at work 2019

Australian Greens Senators' additional comments

  Amendments to the bill
  Further work to be done

Appendix 1—Submissions and Additional Information

Appendix 2—Public Hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521