In the early 1990s, the then Chief Justice of Western Australia, Chief Justice Malcolm, established a Gender Bias Taskforce. The Taskforce delivered a report in 1994 which suggested numerous ways to enhance women’s participation and promotion in the legal profession in Western Australia and to combat gender bias in the law

We thank the Honourable C Christian Porter MLA, Attorney General, and the Honourable Justice W Martin, Chief Justice of Western Australia, for permitting us to make the report publicly available on our website.

Following on from the work done in the 1994 Report, the following further research was done

  • 1997 Progress Report on the Gender Bias Taskforce Report (compiled by the Women’s Policy Development Office in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice)