Pamela O’Neill becomes first Sex Discrimination Commissioner

After enacting the Federal Sex Discrimination Act (1984) Pamela O’Neill becomes the first Sex Discrimination Commissioner. Pamela was a trained biochemist before being elected to the Northern Territory Government, and then appointed to the position of Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner.

Picture: “Newly appointed Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Pam O’Neill addresses the media, flanked by Senator Susan Ryan, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women and Attorney-General, Senator Gareth Evans, 1984”

Photo courtesy of National Archives of Australia NAA: A6180, 28/6/84/1a

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