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Proclamations/Commencement of Act as made
This Proclamation provides for the commencement of Schedule 2 of the Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Act 2011.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 28 Jul 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Aug-2011
Tabled Senate18-Aug-2011
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

 

 

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

Issued by the Authority of the Attorney-General

 

Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Act 2011

Proclamation

 

Subsection 2(1) of the Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (the Act) provides that Schedule 2 to the Act will commence on Proclamation, or if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.  The Act received Royal Assent on 20 June 2011.

 

The purpose of the Proclamation is to commence Schedule 2 of the Act on 29 July 2011.

 

The Act amends the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (SDA) and Age Discrimination Act 2004 (ADA).  Schedule 1 to the Act amends the SDA to prohibit discrimination on the basis of family responsibilities in all areas of work, to establish breastfeeding as a separate ground of discrimination and to strengthen protections for students and workers from sexual harassment.  Schedule 1 commenced on 21 June 2011, the day after the Act received Royal Assent. 

 

Schedule 2 to the Act will amend the ADA to provide for the appointment of a stand‑alone Age Discrimination Commissioner to the Australian Human Rights Commission.  During the 2010 election, the Government committed to appoint an Age Discrimination Commissioner in July 2011.

 

The proposed Proclamation would be a legislative instrument for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

 

 

 

Authority:     Subsection 2(1) of the

 Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Act 2011