MeToo has created an appetite for change

Sex Discrimination Commissioner says momentum for change must continue

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins said it’s important the momentum gained by the #MeToo campaign continues.Commissioner Jenkins delivered the Pamela Denoon lecture at the Australian...
Tuesday 6 March 2018
78ers at the 2018 Mardi Gras Parade. Photo by Jeffrey Feng

Mardi Gras celebrates commitment to equality

The 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was a magnificent celebration of pride, diversity and unswerving commitment to equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, said Human Rights Commissioner...
Monday 5 March 2018
Commissioner Megan Mitchell at the Child Rights Report 2017 launch

Young parents need our support, not judgement

Megan Mitchell, National Children's CommissionerThere is so much we, can – and should – be doing to support teenage parents and the 8,500 babies born to teen mothers in Australia each year.While there has been a huge reduction in teen pregnancies...
Friday 2 March 2018
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin with Special Rapporteur Catalina Devandas Aguilar at DDA25

Alastair McEwin looks back on 25 yrs of the DDA

25 years ago today – 1 March -  the Disability Discrimination Act came into effect. It was Australia’s first piece of legislation to protect the rights of people with disability. A quarter of a century on, the DDA has been used by thousands to fight...
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Sex Discrimination Commissioner deeply concerned about appalling behaviour at residential colleges

Sex Discrimination Commissioner deeply concerned about reports of appalling...

As students and staff around Australia return to university, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins is urging Australian universities to continue the work needed to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults on campus.“Since the release of...
Monday 26 February 2018

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