Unleashing the power of gender equality: Priorities of Kate Jenkins Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Unleashing the Power of Gender Equality

People often say change takes time, but change takes action.That’s the view of Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, who spoke at a PwC event in Sydney today, to release Unleashing the Power of Gender Equality.Commissioner Jenkins said the...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
2017 Media Award finalists - composite of photos and graphics

Media finalists for the 2017 Human Rights Awards announced

This year saw a substantial increase in the number of nominations for the Media Award.“The large number of nominations for the media category is testament to the strength of Australian journalism despite a rapidly changing media landscape.“It is...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Man looking at sea

Australia and Papua New Guinea share responsibility for resolving Manus Island...

The Australian Human Rights Commission is concerned about the current situation for refugees and asylum seekers at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. The situation has been described by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Composite of photos of Young People's Human Rights Medal finalists 2017

2017 Young People's Medal finalists announced

A diverse range of finalists will be vying for the 2017 Young People’s Medal, with judges revealing their top five nominees.“I congratulate this outstanding group of young people for their dedication to advancing human rights,” said Commission...
Tuesday 7 November 2017
ABS marriage law postal survey

Postal Survey – accessible or not?

The issue of marriage equality has been a big topic of conversation amongst Australians in recent months.  Much of this has been driven by the Australian government’s decision to undertake the Marriage Law Postal Survey, which comes to an end on 7...
Tuesday 7 November 2017

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