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Acknowledgements - Effectively preventing and responding to sexual harassment: A Code of Practice for Employers (2008)

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Effectively preventing and responding to sexual harassment: A Code of
Practice for Employers




The Australian Human Rights Commission would like to thank the following

Authors of previous editions
Meredith Osborne

2008 edition contributors
Brook Hely
Somali Cerise

Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age

Elizabeth Broderick

Director, Sex and Age Discrimination Unit
Cassandra Goldie

Sex and Age Discrimination Unit
Somali Cerise
Elena Rosenman
Priya SaratChandran
Sarah Squire

Public Affairs
Connie Chung
Paul Oliver
Leon Wild

Desktop Design and layout
Jo Clark

Expert Commentators (on this and previous editions)
The following
organisations and individuals provided comment on the various editions of the
Code of Practice:

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Australian Council of Trade
Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department
Council of Small
Business Organisations of Australia
Department of Education, Employment and
Workplace Relations
Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace
NSW Working Women’s Centre
Workplace Practices Sub-Committee,
Women Lawyers’ Association


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ISBN 978-1-921449-08-6

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Dealing with discrimination and harassment

The Sex Discrimination Act protects individuals across Australia from
discrimination on the basis of sex, marital status or pregnancy and, in relation
to employment, family responsibilities. The Act also makes sexual harassment
against the law.

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