Paper on equality criticised

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 December, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 December, 1993, 12:00am

THE Government's Green Paper on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men has been criticised by a group of City Polytechnic academics who described it as containing ''a lot of moral posturing'' while being unclear, detached and tentative.

In an 11th-hour salvo - public consultation closes tomorrow - the policy study group of the City Polytechnic's Department of Public and Social Administration said the Green Paper ''demonstrates little interest in analysing and in exploring the issues andpossible actions'' surrounding inequality.

''The tone reflects disinterest and detachment and does not convince readers as to why they need to react to its contents nor why the Government should compose it in the first place,'' the academics said.

Since it was issued in August, the Green Paper has been criticised by women's groups who claim it is an insubstantial document.

The Government has received more than 100 submissions, which it will consider before presenting a report to the Executive Council before March.