EOWWEqual Opportunity for Women in the Workplace (Australia)
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The purpose of the review is to examine the effectiveness and efficiency of the EOWW Act and the Agency in promoting equal opportunity for women in the workplace.
For instance, Thornton describes the amendment to the Affirmative Action (Equal Opportunity for Women) Act 1986 (Cth) to rename it the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (Cth) ('EOWW Act') as carefully deleting all reference to 'forward estimates' or 'objectives' because of the fear of quotas, which is code for appointing 'unqualified' women without regard to the merit principle.
The renamed EOWW Act (99) includes the 'object' to 'promote the principle that employment for women should be dealt with on the basis of merit'.