Kate Jenkins and ANROWS Heather Nancarrow

Human rights and violence against women: ANROWS National Conference

Good afternoon.I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and paying my respects to their elders past and present.I am very pleased to be here today to speak to...
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins

Time for some home truths about sexual harassment

The following opinion piece by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins was published in the Age newspaper on May 3, 2018It’s time for some home truths about how we are talking about and dealing with sexual harassment cases.We need to stop...
Friday 4 May 2018
Photo of soldier having his iris scanned for identity

Identity matching bills threaten our rights

Proposed identity matching laws threaten the privacy of Australians and pose a high risk to other human rights, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow today told a Parliamentary Joint Committee.Commissioner Santow said the bills should not be made...
Thursday 3 May 2018
Funeral Procession for Mulrunji, Palm Island.

Commission welcomes Palm Island decision

In one of the most significant racial discrimination cases in Australia’s history, the Queensland Government has agreed to apologise and deliver a $30 million settlement to residents of Palm Island for racial discrimination linked to riots in 2004....
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture

Imprisonment rates of Indigenous women a national shame

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has described the imprisonment rates of Indigenous women as a national disgrace.Commissioner Oscar delivered the Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture at the University of...
Wednesday 2 May 2018

2018 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture, University of Western Australia

AcknowledgmentsGood evening everyone. I would like to acknowledge the Noongar people the custodians of this land, and all their elders, past, present and emerging.Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Wurundjeri yani U. Balangarri...
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Kate Jenkins with Cife Chancellor Annabelle Duncan

Time is Right for Change: Sex Discrimination Commissioner visits UNE

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has visited the University of New England (UNE) to speak to students and staff about the review into residential colleges.In response to the landmark Change the course report, UNE has engaged the...
Thursday 19 April 2018

Letter to the editor

Miranda Devine (Opinion, 18 April) suggests that migrants must, out of gratitude to this country, stay quiet about racism. This is disappointing. It implies people must put up and shut up.Rejecting racism does not amount to being unpatriotic. It's...
Thursday 19 April 2018
Kenneth Roth, Edward Santow, Human Rights Watch, RightsTalk

RightsTalk: from fax machines to social media

Technology is creating new challenges to our rights but it is also a “democratising tool” that can facilitate positive change, says Human Rights Watch’s international executive director Kenneth Roth.The Australian Human Rights Commission hosted Mr...
Wednesday 18 April 2018

Letter to the editor

Judith Sloan (Opinion, 17 April) questions the methodology of our Leading for Change report on cultural diversity and leadership.The methodology used in the report is consistent with academic and industry studies of cultural background, as well as...
Wednesday 18 April 2018

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