Between April and June 2018, the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) conducted a national survey to investigate the prevalence, nature and reporting of sexual harassment in Australian...
The women, men, work and family project was launched by former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward in 2005. It builds on the Commission's previous work on paid maternity leave and examines the relationship between family responsibilities and...
Sexual Harassment - Code of Practice for Employers (2004)Note - a revised edition of this publication was launched in 2008. This online edition is kept for reference purposes.Click here for the Effectively preventing and responding to sexual...
In recent months, trafficking for prostitution has received much attention in Australia, with widespread media coverage and the first arrests made under the 1999 sexual slavery laws. Despite this, too little is known about the extent of trafficking...
Note: First published 1998. This paper was written and refers to complaint handling processes prior the introduction of the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act 1999 which significantly changed the role and responsibilities of the Commission,...
Due to continuous requests for more educative material in the same format as the Harsh Realities (1999) kit of workplace case studies, launched on International Women's Day 1999, it is with pleasure that I present "Harsh Realities 2".
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Valuing Parenthood: Interim Paper IndexPart A: Background - Working and Having Children in AustraliaPart B: International ContextPart C: Objectives of Paid Maternity LeavePart D: Implementing a Paid Maternity Leave SchemeAlso Available:
Since its introduction, the Sex Discrimination Act has helped thousands of people, who have suffered sex discrimination, seek redress. The Act has also provided us with a tool to promote and educate people about equality between women and men.