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A Bill for an Act to amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, and for related purposes
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Registered 01 Dec 2014
Introduced HR 01 Dec 2014
Table of contents.

2013‑2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sex Discrimination Amendment (Boosting Superannuation for Women) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Mr Bandt)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2

Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                                     2

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Boosting Superannuation for Women) Act 2014.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Sex Discrimination Act 1984

1  After subsection 14(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Paragraph (2)(a) does not apply if section 41C applies to that employee in respect of that employer.

2  Subsection 14(5)

After “section 41B”, insert “or 41C”.

3  After section 41B

Insert:

41C  Increased employer superannuation contributions

                   Nothing in Division 1 or 2 makes discrimination by an employer against a female employee unlawful if the discrimination:

                     (a)  is on the ground of the employee’s sex; and

                     (b)  involves the employer making an employer superannuation contribution for the benefit of the employee that is more than that otherwise required by law.