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The emergence and implementation of the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act 1984, with particular reference to five exemptions

By Susanne Patricia Tongue


My thesis is that legislation, and particularly legislation which influences fundamental social behaviour, reflects the environment in which it is developed. It inevitably reflects the compromises forced by interest groups and others during its creation and passage through the parliament It is flawed because of the process. I demonstrate this in an emergence study of the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and an implementation study of five exemptions contained in it. The legislation is contrasted with legislation in force overseas. The analysis is done with reference to relevant jurisprudence including feminist jurisprudence, realism and critical legal theory

Topics: Sex discrimination Law and legislation Australia, thesis, masters, HERN
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Year: 1994
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