Criminal record discrimination

This article by Commission President Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher was published in the Australian July 4, 2018I recently provided a report to the Attorney-General about a man who claimed that he had been refused a job because of his criminal...
Wednesday 4 July 2018
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Modern slavery ‘hidden in plain sight’

The Federal Government’s proposed Modern Slavery Bill 2018 would require mandatory annual reporting by large businesses and organisations on the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and operations.The Bill would also require the Federal...
Tuesday 3 July 2018
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Melbourne youth lead anti-racism campaign

Majak Daw and Jamie Macmillan from the North Melbourne Football Club have helped launch Be Brave, Speak Up, a youth-led campaign to encourage young people to take a stand against racism.A small group of young people from the not-for-profit youth...
Monday 2 July 2018
Kate Jenkins - 30% of women surveyed had experienced online abuse or harassment

Online abuse against women on Human Rights Council agenda

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that Australia is taking steps to protect women and girls against online harassment and abuse.Speaking via video link to the HRC 38th session in Geneva...
Friday 22 June 2018

Shifting beliefs about ageing

I am grateful to be with you today to talk about how we can begin to shift how people feel about the concept of ageing.
Friday 22 June 2018
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The voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls put on...

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has carried the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.Speaking at the 38th regular...
Thursday 21 June 2018
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins

World-first national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has announced a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.Commissioner Jenkins said in recent months, many women and men have come forward publicly to tell their stories of...
Wednesday 20 June 2018

Launch of National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

Thank you, Minister. Good morning everyone.I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, and paying my respects to their elders past and present.In recent months, many women and men have come forward...
Wednesday 20 June 2018
Fourth national survey on workplace sexual harassment begins

Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces - National Inquiry announced

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins will today announce a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.Commissioner Jenkins said the global conversation about sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement has exposed the...
Wednesday 20 June 2018
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We can and must do better for refugees

Australia must respect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the community, as well as ensure they are protected in detention, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow says.Speaking on World Refugee Day, Commissioner Santow said Australia is...
Wednesday 20 June 2018

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