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Acts Amendment (Sexuality Discrimination) Bill 1997

Bill No. 75
Long Title The purpose of the Bill is to prohibit discrimination on the basis of an individual’s sexuality, assumed sexuality or transgender identity by inserting new definitions and parts into the Equal Opportunity Act 1994. The Bill specifically addresses the following areas: work provisions, education, goods, services and facilities; accommodation, clubs and incorporated associations, discrimination in sport, land and other areas. The Bill amends the Criminal Code in respect of equalising the age of consent for gay men. The Bill also repeals the Law Reform (Decriminalization of Sodomy) Act 1989.

Private Members Bill introduced by Hon. Helen Hodgson MLC

Status Legislative Assembly Second Reading
This Act comes into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 11/14/2000  
Second Reading 11/15/2000  
Second Reading Speech   

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 09/17/1997  
First Reading 09/17/1997  
Second Reading 09/17/1997  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/19/1997  
Committee of the whole 03/21/2000  
Amendments adopted 03/21/2000  
Third Reading 11/08/2000  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Referred to Standing Committee on Legislation  11/19/1997  
Reinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session  08/13/1998 1 
Referred to Standing Committee on Legislation  09/09/1998  
Referred to Standing Committee on Legislation  03/23/2000 2 
Reinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session  08/17/2000  

1. Bill reinstated after prorogation but not referred to the Legislation Committee.
2. Re referred to Legislation Committee to consider clause 8 proposed sections 35O(3) and 35P(3) and to report by May 2 2000.