Australian Gender Policies MCQs with Answer

What was the year when the Sex Discrimination Act was introduced in Australia?
A) 1975
B) 1984
C) 1992
D) 2001
Answer: A) 1975

Which government agency in Australia oversees issues related to gender equality?
A) Department of Health
B) Australian Human Rights Commission
C) Department of Education
D) Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Answer: B) Australian Human Rights Commission

Which Australian state or territory was the first to introduce paid parental leave?
A) New South Wales
B) Victoria
C) Australian Capital Territory
D) Queensland
Answer: C) Australian Capital Territory

What is the name of the policy in Australia aimed at improving workplace gender equality?
A) Gender Parity Initiative
B) Gender Wage Gap Program
C) Workplace Gender Equality Act
D) Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Answer: C) Workplace Gender Equality Act

In which year was the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children launched in Australia?
A) 2005
B) 2010
C) 2015
D) 2020
Answer: B) 2010

Which Australian Prime Minister delivered the famous “Gender Wars” speech in Parliament?
A) Malcolm Turnbull
B) Tony Abbott
C) Julia Gillard
D) Scott Morrison
Answer: C) Julia Gillard

The WGEA (Workplace Gender Equality Agency) is responsible for administering which act?
A) Equal Pay Act
B) Fair Work Act
C) Workplace Gender Equality Act
D) Anti-Discrimination Act
Answer: C) Workplace Gender Equality Act

Which program in Australia focuses on increasing the representation of women in leadership roles?
A) Women in STEM program
B) Women in Leadership program
C) Male Champions of Change initiative
D) Women’s Empowerment Scheme
Answer: C) Male Champions of Change initiative

What was the name of the initiative aimed at reducing the gender pay gap in Australia?
A) Equal Pay Campaign
B) Pay Equity Inquiry
C) Gender Pay Gap Strategy
D) Pay Equity Ambassador Program
Answer: B) Pay Equity Inquiry

The “Closing the Gap” strategy aims to address disparities faced by Indigenous Australians. How does it relate to gender?
A) It doesn’t address gender disparities.
B) It specifically focuses on gender-based issues.
C) It includes gender as one of the targets.
D) It targets gender inequality among children.
Answer: C) It includes gender as one of the targets.

Which Australian political party introduced the first paid parental leave scheme?
A) Liberal Party of Australia
B) Australian Labor Party
C) The Greens
D) National Party of Australia
Answer: B) Australian Labor Party

What is the main objective of the National Plan to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children?
A) Reducing discrimination
B) Increasing female employment
C) Eliminating gender stereotypes
D) Preventing violence and abuse
Answer: D) Preventing violence and abuse

Which department in the Australian government is primarily responsible for gender equality policies?
A) Department of Social Services
B) Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Communications
C) Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
D) Department of Defence
Answer: C) Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

What was the name of the landmark case in Australia that led to the introduction of the concept of “equal pay for equal work?
A) Roe v. Wade
B) Williams v. Commonwealth
C) The Harvester Judgement
D) The Mabo Case
Answer: C) The Harvester Judgement

Which Australian city hosted the 2018 Global Summit of Women, focusing on gender equality in business and government?
A) Sydney
B) Melbourne
C) Canberra
D) Brisbane
Answer: B) Melbourne

What percentage of the gender pay gap was reported by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in its latest data release?
A) 10.1%
B) 17.3%
C) 23.4%
D) 28.6%
Answer: B) 17.3%

Which legislation in Australia ensures that men and women receive equal pay for equal work?
A) Fair Work Act
B) Equal Remuneration Act
C) Anti-Discrimination Act
D) Gender Equality Act
Answer: B) Equal Remuneration Act

What is the aim of the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)?
A) Promoting women in STEM
B) Advocating for women in politics
C) Conducting research on violence against women
D) Addressing gender bias in media
Answer: C) Conducting research on violence against women

Which federal government initiative focuses on supporting women’s economic security in Australia?
A) Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy
B) Women’s Safety Package
C) Women’s Leadership Initiative
D) Women’s Economic Security Statement
Answer: D) Women’s Economic Security Statement

Which Australian state was the first to decriminalize abortion in 2019?
A) New South Wales
B) Victoria
C) Queensland
D) Western Australia
Answer: A) New South Wales

What does the term “gender mainstreaming” refer to in the context of Australian policies?
A) Prioritizing gender-specific issues in policymaking
B) Integrating gender perspectives into policy development
C) Promoting gender-neutral legislation
D) Eliminating gender-specific programs
Answer: B) Integrating gender perspectives into policy development

Which initiative in Australia focuses on supporting women entrepreneurs and innovators?
A) Women in Leadership initiative
B) Women in STEM program
C) Women’s Business Support Scheme
D) Women’s Innovation Fund
Answer: D) Women’s Innovation Fund

What is the primary objective of the Workplace Gender Equality Act in Australia?
A) Mandating equal pay for equal work
B) Promoting gender diversity in workplaces
C) Addressing workplace sexual harassment
D) Implementing quotas for women in leadership roles
Answer: B) Promoting gender diversity in workplaces

In which year was the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) established?
A) 2007
B) 2010
C) 2012
D) 2015
Answer: C) 2012

Which Australian government department leads the coordination of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children?
A) Department of Social Services
B) Department of Home Affairs
C) Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
D) Department of Health
Answer: C) Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

What was the outcome of the “Equal Pay for Women in the Public Sector” case in 2012?
A) Establishment of pay equity commissions
B) Introduction of gender quotas in public sector employment
C) Implementation of pay increases for female-dominated jobs
D) Formation of a gender pay gap task force
Answer: C) Implementation of pay increases for female-dominated jobs

What is the primary focus of the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA)?
A) Advocating for gender-neutral policies
B) Addressing family law issues
C) Promoting women’s safety and well-being
D) Eliminating workplace discrimination
Answer: C) Promoting women’s safety and well-being

Which Australian territory recently introduced legislation allowing individuals to change their legal gender without surgery?
A) Australian Capital Territory
B) Northern Territory
C) Tasmania
D) Western Australia
Answer: A) Australian Capital Territory

What was the main recommendation of the 2016 Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Australia?
A) Establishing mandatory reporting for domestic violence
B) Increasing funding for women’s shelters
C) Implementing early intervention programs
D) Improving coordination between agencies
Answer: D) Improving coordination between agencies

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) publishes which annual report to assess gender equality in workplaces?
A) Gender Equality Indicators
B) Gender Pay Gap Analysis
C) Workplace Gender Equality Scorecard
D) Gender Diversity Report
Answer: C) Workplace Gender Equality Scorecard

Which Australian federal minister is responsible for overseeing policies related to gender equality and women’s issues?
A) Minister for Social Services
B) Minister for Women
C) Minister for Employment
D) Minister for Education
Answer: B) Minister for Women

Which Australian state was the first to introduce laws criminalizing revenge porn in 2017?
A) Victoria
B) New South Wales
C) Queensland
D) Western Australia
Answer: A) Victoria

The “Respect@Work” report in Australia focused on:
A) Workplace gender equality
B) Prevention of sexual harassment
C) Gender pay gap analysis
D) Gender diversity in leadership
Answer: B) Prevention of sexual harassment

What is the primary aim of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA)?
A) Promoting cultural heritage
B) Addressing gender-based violence
C) Advocating for land rights
D) Supporting economic development
Answer: B) Addressing gender-based violence

Which Australian state recently introduced legislation banning LGBTQIA+ conversion therapy?
A) Queensland
B) Western Australia
C) South Australia
D) Tasmania
Answer: B) Western Australia

What is the purpose of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s “Respectful Relationships Education” initiative?
A) Promoting workplace equality
B) Providing education on consent and respectful relationships
C) Advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights
D) Addressing gender stereotypes in media
Answer: B) Providing education on consent and respectful relationships

Which Australian political party proposed the “Affirmative Action (Equal Opportunity for Women) Bill” in the 1980s?
A) The Greens
B) Australian Labor Party
C) Liberal Party of Australia
D) The Nationals
Answer: C) Liberal Party of Australia

Which federal government initiative in Australia aims to improve women’s health outcomes?
A) Women’s Health Strategy
B) National Women’s Wellness Program
C) Women’s Health Equality Scheme
D) Health for Her Initiative
Answer: A) Women’s Health Strategy

What was the key recommendation of the 2014 Australian Law Reform Commission report titled “Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws”?
A) Introducing stricter penalties for perpetrators of family violence
B) Implementing changes to immigration laws for victims of family violence
C) Enhancing family law responses to family violence
D)

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