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Equality Unmodified


Reg Graycar


University of Sydney - Faculty of Law

Jenny Jane Morgan


Melbourne Law School

January 17, 2012

SEX DISCRIMINATION IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, pp. 175-195, M. Thornton, ed., ANU E Press, 2010
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/01

Abstract:     
This chapter examines a proposal to recast Australia’s federal discrimination laws by doing away with the current fragmented approach by which there are separate legislative regimes responding to sex, race, age and disability discrimination and instead replace them with a combined “Equality Act”. It considers whether the proposal might enhance women’s equality in Australia and whether it might more effectively respond to the fact that women have a multiplicity of intersecting identities – ie, they have a race, a sexuality, differing physical abilities etc – in different times and in different contexts. It also examines whether such an approach might effectively transcend the complaints-based focus of traditional discrimination laws. Finally, the chapter considers the processes and the fora within which these issues have been debated.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: sex discrimination, gender equality, discrimination laws, law reform processes, intersectionality

JEL Classification: K10, K30

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Date posted: January 18, 2012 ; Last revised: January 19, 2012

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Graycar, Reg and Morgan, Jenny Jane, Equality Unmodified (January 17, 2012). SEX DISCRIMINATION IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, pp. 175-195, M. Thornton, ed., ANU E Press, 2010; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/01. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1987242

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Reg Graycar (Contact Author)
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
Jenny Jane Morgan
Melbourne Law School ( email )
Victoria, 3010
Australia
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