Australia still has a long way to go when it comes to sexism

The Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act came into being in 1984. It is worth reflecting on that because more than 30 years later, women are still grappling with many of the same forms of discrimination.

The Act was introduced with the aim to promote gender equality, eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex, and eliminate "discrimination involving sexual harassment in the workplace, in educational institutions and other areas of public activity".


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 05, 2018, with the headline 'Australia still has a long way to go when it comes to sexism'. Print Edition | Subscribe