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External scrutiny

During 2018–19, a complaint was lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) concerning the fact that PSR sought to have females appointed to the PSR Panel in preference to males. The AHRC discontinued its investigation into the complaint following its acceptance that this was a special measure for the purpose of achieving substantive equality between men and women in the Panel's membership, consistent with section 7D of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.