Child holding adults' hand

Overview of Commission’s past work on family and domestic violence

Since 2010, the Commission has prioritised freedom from violence, harassment and bullying as a work area. Recognising gender based violence against women as one of the most prevalent human rights abuses in Australia has been a key component of this...
Wednesday 1 January 2014 to Sunday 31 May 2015
UN Study tour report - violence against women

Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women

The Commission’s Australian study tour report: Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, released today, reinforces the need for the rigorous and comprehensive implementation of Australia’s National Plan to Reduce Violence...
Sunday 1 April 2012 to Monday 30 April 2012
Wordle of domestic violence

Opinion pieces - Family and Domestic Violence

 Selected Opinion Pieces 8 March 2011Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination CommissionerWhen domestic violence comes to work8 December 2011Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination CommissionerBusiness must face up to domestic violenceClick here for...
Saturday 1 January 2011 to Saturday 31 December 2011
The Sun as drawn by a child

Submissions on Family and Domestic Violence

Submissions by the CommissionSubmission to the Attorney-General’s Department on Consolidation of Commonwealth Discrimination Law - domestic and family violence (2012).Submission to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Post...
Friday 1 January 2010 to Wednesday 31 December 2014
CEDAW interim report 2012

Commission report to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomed the opportunity to submit this Independent Interim Report on Australia's Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to the Committee on the...
Friday 1 January 2010 to Friday 31 August 2012
Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick with her 2010 Report: Gender Equality Blueprint

Commission report: Gender Equality Blueprint

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s 2010 Gender Equality Blueprint acknowledged violence against women as significantly affecting the public and private lives of Australians and sets out key strategies and recommendations for improved responses to...
Friday 1 January 2010 to Wednesday 30 June 2010
Cover of Ending Family Violence Report

Commission report: Ending Family Violence and abuse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Family violence and abuse is causing untold damage to the cultures and fabric of Indigenous societies. It is damaging our communities, our families, our women, our children and our men.All Indigenous people are entitled to live their lives in safety...
Monday 24 September 2001 to Sunday 31 December 2006