Sex Discrimination Act (Cth): an analysis of its effectiveness

Dominique Beck, Ed Davis

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Australian women have entered the workforce in greater numbers than ever before. Associated factors include an aging workforce and a shortage of skilled staff. Nonetheless, many working women continue to face a gender-pay gap, unpaid maternity leave and inequality in terms of career progression. The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) was passed during 1984, just 22 years ago; its goal was to eliminate inequality for women at work in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking the link 17
Subtitle of host publicationaffirmative action and employment relations
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
PublisherCCH Australia Limited
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781741381856
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • industrial relations
  • women
  • employment


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