Side of the traffic lights in Australia
Side of the traffic lights in Australia

The Australian government has used light traffic lights in the streets of Australia for gender equality of citizens in order to

Australia has set up traffic lights for all pedestrians who rely on alternative forms of male character to promote gender equality, according to Australian media this morning.

Martin Leites, of the Melbourne Defense Committee at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, said: "The current events in this project are aimed at promoting gender equality and combating unconscious sexual discrimination by changing some of the symbols we see every day without thinking about them."

Melbourne Mayor Robert Doyle questioned the value of the initiative. "Unfortunately, I think the process is expensive and is likely to bring cynicism rather than support," he said.

On the other hand, Secretary of State Fiona Richardson supported the initiative, saying it was "very symbolic." "We are a government working for gender equality," she said.