UNSW Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 833-839, 2004
8 Pages Posted: 9 May 2007
This discussion, part of a forum reviewing in the first 20 years of Australia's Sex Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth), considers what is understood by the notion of 'equality' when used in the context of the Sex Discrimination Act. While the term is often used when talking of legislation of such kinds, equality is a concept with a number of different meanings. In particular we examine the persistence of an understanding of equality as merely formal equality or at best subject to a 'differences approach'. We argue that this is a limited way to understand the concept of equality.
Keywords: Sex Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth), gender, equality, formal equality, substantive equality
JEL Classification: K10, K19, J71, J16
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Graycar, Reg and Morgan, Jenny Jane, Thinking About Equality. UNSW Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 833-839, 2004; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/23. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=985011