Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021; In Committee
The term 'equality of opportunity' was used because it better aligns with the existing approach of Australia's antidiscrimination law frameworks. In particular, it means that every opportunity that is afforded has to be afforded on an equal basis. Substantive equality, on the other hand, requires affirmative actions by workplaces and is actually a departure from the complaints based model that currently exists. The drafting is comparable to existing objects clauses in other antidiscrimination legislation.
The CHAIR: The question is that amendment (1) on sheet 1367, moved by Senator Waters, be agreed to.