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SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT 1984 - SECT 44

Commission may grant exemptions

             (1)  The Commission may, on application by:

                     (a)  a person, on that person's own behalf or on behalf of that person and another person or other persons;

                     (b)  2 or more persons, on their own behalf or on behalf of themselves and another person or other persons; or

                     (c)  a person or persons included in a class of persons on behalf of the persons included in that class of persons;

by instrument in writing, grant to the person, persons or class of persons, as the case may be, an exemption from the operation of a provision of Division 1 or 2, or paragraph 41(1)(e), or paragraph 41B(1)(b), as specified in the instrument.

             (2)  The Commission may, on application by a person to, or in respect of, whom an exemption from a provision of Division 1 or 2, or paragraph 41(1)(e), has been granted under subsection (1), being an application made before the expiration of the period for which that exemption was granted, grant a further exemption from the operation of that provision.

             (3)  An exemption, or further exemption, from the operation of a provision of Division 1 or 2, or paragraph 41(1)(e) or paragraph 41B(1)(b):

                     (a)  may be granted subject to such terms and conditions as are specified in the instrument;

                     (b)  may be expressed to apply only in such circumstances, or in relation to such activities, as are specified in the instrument; and

                     (c)  shall be granted for a specified period not exceeding 5 years.



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