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Gender equality arrives at last

Following the centenary of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2011, then Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis, announced an overhaul of the EOWA regime.  In our May (click here) and November (click here) updates, we outlined the key changes foreshadowed by the Minister.  One year on and the much awaited Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012 (Cth) (Bill) has been introduced to the House of Representatives.  The Bill is designed to give effect to a 2010 election campaign commitment to support gender equality and improve workforce participation and workplace flexibility. More…