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Setting the record straight: Statement from Sex Discrimination Commissioner...

Today’s News Ltd report does not accurately reflect the Australian Human Rights Commission's position on steps that we should take to improve gender balance in the workforce.Earlier this year, the Australian Human Rights Commission made a submission...
Monday 1 May 2017
Student protest sign saying "Don't get raped" crossed out so it reads "Don't Rape"

August release date confirmed for university report

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins today announced that the Australian Human Rights Commission's natoinal report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities will be released on Tuesday 1 August 2017.“This project is...
Friday 28 April 2017
Image of students protesting sexual assault on campus. Image credit: Steve Rhodes (Flickr)

Commission welcomes commitment from universities to release data

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the commitment from all 39 Australian universities to release the data they receive on rates of sexual assault and sexual harassment at their institutions.This data will be provided to universities as...
Thursday 6 April 2017
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University sexual assault project will see results for students

The Australian Human Rights Commission is unwavering in our commitment to ensuring the national project on sexual assault and sexual harassment at universities presents an accurate picture of the current situation at Australia's universities and...
Wednesday 5 April 2017
"It is during the most challenging times, such as the current dairy crisis you realise the strengths of your networks and community" - Sarah Parker, Rural Women's Coalition

A conversation in gender equality

A woman was sexually assaulted by a man in the street while his two friends looked on. Instead of condemning the attacks, our public conversation fixated on the idea that she shouldn’t have been out by herself at night.A young woman living in a city...
Wednesday 8 March 2017