Golf Australia release new guidelines for golf club gender equality

New guidelines to ensure gender equality at golf clubs have been released by Golf Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Golf Australia have teamed up with the Australian Human Rights Commission to launch “Guidelines for the promotion of equal opportunity for women and girls in golf” to assist golf clubs with gender equality policies.

The guidelines include ways that golf clubs can minimise successful discrimination claims such as ensuring membership categories remain gender neutral.

From the unbylined piece at Golf Australia:

Golf clubs can minimise the likelihood of a successful discrimination claim and promote equal opportunity by:

  • •  ensuring membership categories are gender neutral
  • •  providing open access to the course at all times for women/girls and men/boys
  • •  maximising the participation of women and girls in competitions
  • •  facilitating the inclusion of women and girls in governance arrangements.

Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt  said: “I would like to express GA’s sincere appreciation to the Australian Human Rights Commission for agreeing to produce this publication for the game of golf.

“To this point there has been a clear gap in the guidance we have been able to make available to clubs on two significant issues that relate to equal opportunity for women and girls.

For more information check out the full media release at Golf Australia including comments from Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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