Women soldiers with helicopter. Image (c) Defence

Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force

Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force2011-2013The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) conducted a Review, firstly of the treatment of women at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) (phase one) and,...
Monday 11 April 2011 to Wednesday 26 March 2014
International Women's Day (c) WEL

International Women’s Day - 8 March

International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1911. The concept was proposed in 1910 at an International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. Then on 19 March 1911, more than one million women and men attended International Women’s Day...
Tuesday 8 March 2011 to Friday 8 March 2013
Sex Discrimination Act, 25 Years On. Image (c) WEL

25th Anniversary of the Sex Discrimination Act (Cth) 1984

2009 - the Sex Discrimination Act, 25 years on
Thursday 1 January 2009 to Thursday 31 December 2009
Cartoon: Sex Discrimination in the workplace

Workplace Issues

The workplace is the area where most complaints of Sex Discrimination arise. The Commission has a range of resource to help employees and employers work towards fairer and safer workplaces.
Tuesday 1 January 2008 to Thursday 1 April 2010

Harsh Realities 2

Harsh Realities 2 is the second set of case studies drawn from conciliated complaints lodged under the federal Sex Discrimination Act 1984. While the majority of the 17 case studies detail real life examples of sex discrimination, pregnancy...
Tuesday 1 January 2002
Children with their mothers

Paid Maternity Leave and Pregnancy

Ten years of work by the Commission towards Paid Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave.
Monday 1 January 2001 to Thursday 17 June 2010

Pregnancy Guidelines

The Pregnancy Guidelines 2001 help clarify many of the issues surrounding pregnancy and work. The intersection of anti-discrimination, industrial and occupational health and safety laws can be complex and confusing. The Guidelines aim to help...
Monday 1 January 2001

Harsh Realities

Harsh Realities is a set of educative case studies of complaints managed under the federal Sex Discrimination Act. "Sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex, pregnancy and family responsibilities...these complaints demonstrate the...
Friday 1 January 1999

Pregnant and Productive: It's a right not a privilege to work while pregnant

Pregnant and Productive: It's a right not a privilege to work while pregnant presents the findings of an extensive inquiry conducted by the Commission. Information provided to the inquiry indicated that discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and...
Friday 1 January 1999

The Equal Pay Handbook

The Equal Pay Handbook is designed to assist employers to meet their obligations under federal industrial and anti-discrimination legislation. It is also relevant to employees, equity practitioners and unions. It contains essential equal...
Thursday 1 January 1998