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History Topic 2 Dates

1948 UN Declaration of Human Rights Everyone have equal pay for equal work
1949-1950 National Council of Women & Australian Federation of Business and Professional Clubs Women earn 75% of male rate
1958 NSW Government introduced equal pay for equal work 1st government employer in Australia to do so
1959 Industrial Arbitration (Female Rights) Amendment Act 1959 (NSW) Equal pay for women doing same/similar work as men
1961 Reliable birth control Changed pattern of women's lives
1969 Equal Pay Case Receive equal pay for equal work
1972 Different jobs, same worth receive equal rates Women finally equal to men
1974 Minimum adult wage is the same for both genders
1983 National Wage Case Australian economy could not withstand costs of paying women appropriately
1987 Wage increases based on productivity Put women further behind
1973 Maternity Leave Act (Public) Public sector workers receive 6-52 weeks unpaid leave + 12 weeks paid leave
1984 Sex discrimination act Allowed women to enter more roles
1986 Affirmative Action Act Women have equal opportunities in the workplace
1992 Amendments to Sex Discrimination Action Protection against sexual harassment
1979 Maternity Leave Act (Private) Private sector employees receive 6-52 weeks unpaid leave
1975 Family Law Act No-fault divorce
1976 Children's (Equality of Status) Act Children born in wedlock are equal to the children born to married parents
1977 NSW Anti-Discrimination Act Prevent unlawful discrimination
1907 Harvester Case Men receive enough for wife + 3 children, women receive less
Created by: PCGEEK