Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022 [Provisions]

November 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-430-9

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry and acknowledgement
  Scope of the report
  Background to the inquiry
  Structure and key provisions of the Bill
  Examination by other parliamentary committees

Chapter 2—Key issues

  Intersectional approach to anti-discrimination law
  Gender neutral objects clause
  Clarity and certainty around the hostile work environment provisions
  The cornerstone reform (the positive duty)
  Enforcement of the positive duty
  Representative actions in the federal courts
  The costs neutrality approach to costs protection
  Sufficiency of transition and review arrangements

Chapter 3—Conclusions and recommendations

Additional Comments by Senator Paul Scarr

  Hostile work environment
  Positive duty on employers
  Role of relevant Government agencies
  Miscellaneous matters

Additional Comments by the Australian Greens

  Positive duty
  Hostile work environment
  Workplace Gender Equality reporting
  Funding to support implementation
  Reviewing the operation of the Bill
  Other matters

Appendix 1—Submissions and Additional Information

Appendix 2—Public Hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560