The submissions process for the Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review is now closed.

The Australian Human Rights Commission invited written submissions from:

  • women who have experienced discrimination while pregnant, and women and men who experienced discrimination while on parental leave, and/or upon their return to work following parental leave;
  • organisations that work with women who have experienced discrimination while pregnant, and women and men who experienced discrimination while on parental leave, and/or upon their return to work following parental leave; and
  • employer, business and industry associations.

Submissions received

Disclaimer: In accordance with the terms of the submissions process, the Australian Human Rights Commission has:

  • not listed below or published any confidential submissions; and
  • in some cases, edited or not published (where an edited copy could not reasonably be published) the non-confidential submissions, in order to protect the identity of third parties, or where otherwise appropriate.

The Commission notes that the submissions listed below may contain errors.  They do not represent the views of the Commission.

Submissions received from women and men who have experienced discrimination at work while pregnant, or while on or on return to work after taking parental leave.

  1. Individual submission no. 6
  2. Individual submission no. 12
  3. Individual submission no. 13
  4. Individual submission no. 14
  5. Individual submission no. 23
  6. Individual submission no. 27
  7. Individual submission no. 35
  8. Individual submission no. 46
  9. Individual submission no. 49
  10. Individual submission no.56
  11. Individual submission no. 58
  12. Individual submission no. 60
  13. Individual submission no. 61
  14. Individual submission no. 62
  15. Individual submission no. 73
  16. Individual submission no. 78
  17. Individual submission no. 81
  18. Individual submission no. 110
  19. Individual submission no. 145
  20. Individual submission no. 148
  21. Individual submission no. 158
  22. Individual submission no. 159
  23. Individual submission no. 162
  24. Individual submission no. 166
  25. Individual submission no. 174
  26. Individual submission no. 177
  27. Individual submission no. 179
  28. Individual submission no. 182
  29. Individual submission no. 184
  30. Individual submission no. 187
  31. Individual submission no. 193
  32. Individual submission no. 195
  33. Individual submission no. 202
  34. Individual submission no. 204
  35. Individual submission no. 205
  36. Individual submission no. 206
  37. Individual submission no. 210
  38. Individual submission no. 212
  39. Individual submission no. 218
  40. Individual submission no. 219
  41. Individual submission no. 220
  42. Individual submission no. 222
  43. Individual submission no. 223
  44. Individual submission no. 225
  45. Individual submission no. 227
  46. Individual submission no. 237
  47. Individual submission no. 238
  48. Individual submission no. 247
  49. Individual submission no. 251
  50. Individual submission no. 255
  51. Individual submission no. 256
  52. Individual submission no. 257
  53. Individual submission no. 258
  54. Individual submission no. 262
  55. Individual submission no. 267
  56. Individual submission no. 268
  57. Individual submission no. 270
  58. Individual submission no. 271
  59. Individual submission no. 272
  60. Individual submission no. 274
  61. Individual submission no. 277
  62. Individual submission no. 278
  63. Individual submission no. 286
  64. Individual submission no. 294
  65. Individual submission no. 297
  66. Individual submission no. 298
  67. Individual submission no. 299
  68. Individual submission no. 301
  69. Individual submission no. 304
  70. Individual submission no. 305
  71. Individual submission no. 307
  72. Individual submission no. 308
  73. Individual submission no. 309
  74. Individual submission no. 313
  75. Individual submission no. 314
  76. Individual submission no. 316
  77. Individual submission no. 317
  78. Individual submission no. 320
  79. Individual submission no. 322
  80. Individual submission no. 323

Submissions received from employer, business and industry associations, and responses to the online questionnaire for employers

  1. Australian Human Resources Institute Public Submission
  2. Australian Industry Group Public Submission
  3. Business SA Public Submission
  4. Curtin University Submission
  5. Diversity Council Australia Public Submission
  6. Employer Questionnaire No. 9 (Subsea 7 Australia Contracting Pty Ltd)
  7. Employer Questionnaire No. 15 (Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd)
  8. Employer Questionnaire No. 34 (ThoughtWorks Australia Pty Ltd)
  9. Employer Questionnaire No. 41 (Programmed Maintenance Services Limited)
  10. Employer Questionnaire No. 42
  11. Employer Questionnaire No. 44 (University of Western Australia)
  12. HR Business Direction Public Submission
  13. Master Electricians Australia Public Submission
  14. South Australian Wine Industry Association Inc Public Submission
  15. University of Technology Sydney Public Submission

Submissions received from community organisations, statutory agencies, unions, professional and women’s associations

  1. Anglicare Australia Submission
  2. Anti Discrimination Commissioner of Tasmania Submission
  3. Australasian Council of Women and Policing Submission
  4. Australian Council of Trade Unions Submission
  5. Australian Education Union Submission
  6. Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation New South Wales Submission
  7. Australian Young Pregnant and Parenting Network Submission
  8. economic Security4Women Submission
  9. Equal Opportunity Commission of South Australia Submission
  10. Finance Sector Union Submission
  11. Footscray Community Legal Centre Submission
  12. Friends of Sole Parents Submission
  13. Independent Education Union Public Submission
  14. Job Watch Submission
  15. Kingsford Legal Centre Submission
  16. National Tertiary Education Union Submission
  17. National Working Women's Centres Submission
  18. New South Wales Teachers Federation Submission
  19. Parlour - women equity architecture Submission
  20. Police Federation of Australia Public Submission
  21. Professionals Australia Submission
  22. Public Service Association of New South Wales Submission
  23. Queensland Law Society Submission
  24. Queensland Nurses' Union Submission
  25. Queensland Teachers' Union Submission
  26. Redfern Legal Centre Submission
  27. Sussex Street Community Law Service Inc Submission
  28. The Law Society of South Australia Submission
  29. Transitioning Well and HR Legal Submission
  30. Unions New South Wales Submission
  31. Victoria Legal Aid Submission
  32. Western Australia Equal Opportunity Commission Submission
  33. Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales Submission
  34. Women Lawyers Association of South Australia
  35. Women's Health West Submission
  36. Women's Legal Centre (ACT and Region) Submission
  37. Young Parents Program Submission
  38. YWCA Australia Submission
  39. Employment Law Centre of Western Australia Submission
  40. New South Wales Bar Association Submission
  41. Law Council of Australia Submission
  42. Legal Aid NSW Submission
  43. Victorian Women Lawyers Submissions
  44. Women's Law Centre of WA
  45. Women's Legal Services New South Wales
  46. Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association Submission