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By 1983 the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women was ratified by Australia.

By 1983 the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women was ratified by Australia.  In Western Australia, the Women's Advisory Council to the Premier was established.

In 1984 the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act banned discrimination on the basis of sex, marital status or pregnancy, and the Equal Opportunities Act promoted the equality of women in Western Australia.

With 1987 came the beginning of `affirmative action' or `equal employment opportunity' (usually referred to simply as EEO) through the implementation of the Equal Opportunities Act.

Coinciding with Australia's Bicentennial Year, the Federal Government released its National Agenda for Women in 1988 under the title `A Say, A Choice, A Fair Go'.