Fairness and freedom : the final report of the equalities review and starting the dialogue about addressing inequality in Australia

Allen, Dominique 2008, Fairness and freedom : the final report of the equalities review and starting the dialogue about addressing inequality in Australia, Australian journal of labour law, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 1-7.

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Title Fairness and freedom : the final report of the equalities review and starting the dialogue about addressing inequality in Australia
Author(s) Allen, Dominique
Journal name Australian journal of labour law
Volume number 21
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 7
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Place of publication Sydney, N. S. W.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1030-7222
Summary Anti-discrimination law in Britain has been in a state of flux for the last decade. The structure of the law, its enforcement and coverage are under review and due to this activity, there has been much discussion about how best to address disadvantage and promote equality. Fairness and Freedom: The Final Report of the Equalities Review1 is one voice in that discussion.The Report is an examination of the causes of disadvantage and persistent inequality in Britain, including recommendations for addressing inequality which move beyond traditional legal approaches. The first section of this note outlines the context in which the Report was commissioned and the second section sets out the contents of the Report, including key findings and recommendations, particularly in regard to anti-discrimination law. The final section briefly discusses the relevance of this project for Australia. The limitations British anti-discrimination law has faced in attempting to eliminate systemic discrimination and inequality are similar to the problems we have experienced. It is timely to consider the proposals contained in the Report and to begin the dialogue about the future of anti-discrimination law in Australia, particularly how it could be amended to effectively address disadvantage and promote equality.
Language eng
Field of Research 180114 Human Rights Law
Socio Economic Objective 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, LexisNexis Butterworths
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