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State of discrimination complaints

The 2008-09 Equal Opportunity Commission Annual Report was tabled in parliament on 27th October 2009.

Local media published information from our report, and The Advertiser interviewed Commissioner Linda Matthews on the subject of discrimination cases.

280 complaints were received in the last financial year, showing an increase in sexual harassment as well as disability and sexuality discrimination.

The Commissioner also expressed her concern that pregnant women were still being discriminated in the workplace – particularly when they tried to return to work after having a baby.

Click on the link below to read The Advertiser article.

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