Jireh House Association Inc

Exemption no: 21/08/038

Date granted: 01/09/2021

Date of expiry: 01/09/2024

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 1/09/2021

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)


This exemption was granted to permit Jireh House Association Inc to recruit and employ women only in the identified positions within the organisation on the basis that:

  • Jireh House Association Inc operates a crisis accommodation and support service for women, and women with children, who have become homeless due to domestic violence and/or other life trauma/crises; and
  • Being a women is a genuine occupational requirement of working with women who require crisis accommodation and other support services provided by Jireh House Association Inc.  Staff members in these identified roles all have regular direct personal contact with women escaping domestic violence (where the perpetrator is usually male).