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Our first equality chief
Title : Our first equality chief Our first equality chief
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Source : Advertiser 13 August 1976, p. 1, cols. b-d
Publisher : Advertiser Newspaper
Format : Newspaper
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In 1974 the first Sex Discrimination Act in Australia was passed by the South Australian Parliament. A Sex Discrimination Board was established and the position of Equal Opportunities Commissioner established. Mary Beasley was appointed to the position in 1976. She went on to become Australia's first female Ombudsman in 1985.

Related names :

Beasley, Mary, 1937-

Coverage year : 1976
Period : 1946-1979
Further reading :
South Australia Equal Opportunity Commission. Equity matters : newsletter of the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission Adelaide, S. Aust.: The Commission, 1995-2003
Office of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity. Annual Report, Adelaide, S. Aust.: Office of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, 1977-
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