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Indigenous Defence Project

RAAF smoking ceremony

Defence has requested the Australian Human Rights Commission to complete a project on the attraction, recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Defence Australian Public Service (Defence APS).

Independent review of residential colleges at the University of New England (2019)

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Results of major survey into sexual harassment of retail and fast food workers finds women and younger workers at risk

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has today launched a report on the results of a survey into the prevalence, nature and reporting of sexual harassment of retail, fast food and warehousing workers.
The results have revealed that female workers and younger workers, often in their first jobs, are particularly at risk of workplace sexual harassment.

Everyone's Business: Sexual harassment of SDA members (2019)

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National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces - Terms of Reference

Wednesday 8 May, 2019

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Terms of Reference

The National Inquiry is being conducted pursuant to sections 11(1)(a), 11(1)(e), 11(1)(f), 11(1)(g), 11(1)(j), 11(1)(k) and 11(1)(p) of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth).

The National Inquiry will review and report on:

#MeToo Movement wins 2019 Sydney Peace Prize

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has announced the MeToo Movement as the winner of the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize.

Ms Jenkins said the global movement, which has had local and international impact in its call to action on sexual assault and sexual harassment, was an incredibly deserving winner of the Peace Prize.

The calling of the world-first National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian workplaces, currently underway at the Australian Human Rights Commission is just one of the many initiatives prompted by MeToo.

International Women's Day - Celebrating sisterhood

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has attended International Women's Day events in Darwin and Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory.

“It is great to keep the conversations rolling about the importance of our women and girls, and in particular to recognise how much our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls contribute to society.

Celebrating African Australian women

By Siobhan Ryan

Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan spoke about the marginalisation of African Australian women at an International Women’s Day celebration hosted by the Community Migrant Resource Centre on March 7.

The event celebrated African Australian women’s successes, including many speakers who have achieved highly in areas such as academia, health care, the arts, and community organisation.

However, the difficulties they had overcome to reach their success were not ignored.

Don't let the spotlight burn

This International Women’s Day I anticipate the usual round of queries asking: “When is International Men’s Day?” In a world where women receive 85 per cent of salary of men on average, when at least one woman a week dies at the hands of their current or former intimate partner and where you have a greater chance of being a chief executive of an ASX200 company if you are named Andrew than if you are a woman, “every other day” is the usual reply.