Anti-discrimination and women’s human rights

The NFAW has compared and contrasted policies of the major political parties bearing on anti-discrimination and women’s human rights in the lead up to the 2013 election.   This review encompasses a number of different portfolio areas.

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner is conducting an inquiry into discrimination in the workplace. A survey has been released which finds that most Australian employers prefer male employees without relationships of children. [1] The extent to which negative discrimination can be resolved is linked to the relevant legislative framework.

NFAW has not endorsed any particular suite of policies.  NFAW is a non-partisan feminist organisation.  Our purpose in this project is to assist women (and their partners) to make a well informed decision. This paper has been prepared by Alison Laird with Hannah Gissane.