Commonwealth Consolidated Acts

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Act] [Notes] [Noteup] [Previous] [Next] [Download] [Help]

SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT 1984 - SECT 7D

Special measures intended to achieve equality

             (1)  A person may take special measures for the purpose of achieving substantive equality between:

                     (a)  men and women; or

                    (aa)  people who have different sexual orientations; or

                   (ab)  people who have different gender identities; or

                    (ac)  people who are of intersex status and people who are not; or

                     (b)  people who have different marital or relationship statuses; or

                     (c)  women who are pregnant and people who are not pregnant; or

                     (d)  women who are potentially pregnant and people who are not potentially pregnant; or

                     (e)  women who are breastfeeding and people who are not breastfeeding; or

                      (f)  people with family responsibilities and people without family responsibilities.

             (2)  A person does not discriminate against another person under section 5, 5A, 5B, 5C, 6, 7, 7AA or 7A by taking special measures authorised by subsection (1).

             (3)  A measure is to be treated as being taken for a purpose referred to in subsection (1) if it is taken:

                     (a)  solely for that purpose; or

                     (b)  for that purpose as well as other purposes, whether or not that purpose is the dominant or substantial one.

             (4)  This section does not authorise the taking, or further taking, of special measures for a purpose referred to in subsection (1) that is achieved.



AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback