Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Discrimination laws should better protect men: commissioner

The Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner wants the law strengthened to better protect men who want to spend more time at home with their families.

Elizabeth Broderick will today launch the findings of a year-long national tour, during which she heard people's experience of discrimination.

Among the recommendations is a call for a review of sexual discrimination laws, with particular attention to the discrimination experienced by men with family commitments.

Ms Broderick says protection for men under the act is quite limited.

"I think we need to strengthen those laws and we need to look at a different model of success as well," she said.

"Not just the always-present, 24/7, traditional, male model of success."

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