Artwork: ‘Many Tribes, One Community' by Wiradjuri Artist Uncle Paul Constable-Calcott

Disability Discrimination Commissioner explores disability in NT

Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, is visiting the Northern Territory to explore the challenges faced by people with disability in remote and regional areas, in particular those experienced by people with disability...
Thursday 27 September 2018

‘Vulnerability and the Law’ - UNSW

27 September 2018University of New South Wales Law Journal Launch of Thematic Issue on ‘Vulnerability and the Law’ Vol 41(3) 2018youtu.be/lgHVAJEiID4* Check against deliveryAcknowledgmentsI pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation...
Thursday 27 September 2018

Alice Tay Lecture in Law and Human Rights 2018 - ‘Rights-mindedness’

‘Rights-mindedness’ — making human rights real in public service and community understanding 70 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human RightsAlice Tay Lecture in Law and Human Rights 2018 Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher...
Tuesday 25 September 2018
National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces

Consultations begin for the National Workplace Sexual Harassment Inquiry

On 12 September 2018, the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins released the 4th national workplace sexual harassment survey.The results of the survey will be used to inform the next stage of the National Inquiry into Workplace...
Tuesday 25 September 2018
Tennant Creek High School students

Wiyi Yani U Thangani team heads to Queensland’s far north coast

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO is heading to the far north coast of Queensland next week, as part of the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project.Commissioner Oscar will be visiting Mapoon,...
Friday 21 September 2018
Commissioner June Oscar AO

Criminal Justice is in crisis says Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO says the criminal justice system in Australia is in crisis.Commissioner Oscar spoke at the Empowering Women, Changing Lives annual event in Sydney today, hosted by...
Tuesday 18 September 2018
Commissioner June Oscar AO

Empowering Women, Changing Lives: Keeping Women out of Prison

5th Annual Empowering Women Changing Lives Parliament House BreakfastParliament House, Macquarie Street, SydneyTuesday 18 September 2018 Good morning. I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation whose land we all meet on today, and their...
Tuesday 18 September 2018
Aged care worker talking to male resident

Commission welcomes announcement of a Royal Commission into aged care

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of a Royal Commission into aged care as reports of appalling mistreatment continue to emerge.Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson, says this issue...
Monday 17 September 2018
Kate Jenkins at the 2018 National Press Club

National Press Club: Everyone's Business: 2018 Sexual Harassment Survey

  Kate Jenkins CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Ngunnawal people, and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.Change takes timeIn my role as Sex Discrimination Commissioner, many people...
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Kate Jenkins at the 2018 National Press Club

Everyone’s Business: 2018 Sexual Harassment Survey

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has released new figures today that show sexual harassment continues to be a major problem in Australian workplaces.Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra, Commissioner Jenkins outlined the...
Wednesday 12 September 2018

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