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Evaluate the effectiveness of the legal system in dealing with discrimination against women.

Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)
Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and all amendments
De Facto Relationship Act 1984 (NSW)
Fair Work Act 2009 (Cwlth)
Industrial Arbitration (Female Rates) Amendment Act 1959 (NSW)
Married Persons (Property and Torts) Act 1901 (NSW)
Married Women’s Property Act 1893 (NSW)
Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cwlth)
Women’s Legal Status Act 1918 (NSW)
Affirmative Action (Equal Opportunity for Women) Act 1986 (Cwlth)

Intro: Women over the years has been known of their traditional roles as domestic carers being exposed to different kinds of discrimination and it has only been recently that laws and legislations have been put in place in order to protect women in Australia.Victimisation and discrimination denoted

Women seen as property of men, unito caro
Women during the 19th were seen as the property of men and unito caro, one entity, ‘one flesh’ with her husband
Not allowed to enter contracts; Married Women’s Property Act 1893 (NSW) can own property and enter into contracts
Married Persons (Property and Torts) Act 1901 (NSW); the right to sue and be sued is granted
The eventual change in traditional gender roles was caused by gradual empowerment of women
To be allowed to vote:

Legal responses:
Education : women discriminated against due to sex, women was not a ‘person’ e.g. In 1899, Miss Ada Evans completed her law degree and was discriminated against when she was to apply into the NSW Bar. The law during the time restricted the rights of a women, requiring special rights and privileges that can only be made through legislation.
Women’s Legal Status Act 1918 (NSW): allow women to enter professions without disqualified because of their gender although the law has been passed, Miss Evans did not practise law 19 years after her…...

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