Seeking Expressions of Interest for next Sex Discrimination Commissioner
The Australian Government is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the full-time statutory position of Sex Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The Sex Discrimination Commissioner is responsible for the promotion and advancement of rights on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, and protected attributes in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Sex Discrimination Act; full suite of functions conferred on the Commission is available at section 48).
The Commissioner undertakes this work through research, education, and inquiries. The Commissioner would also have a role in supporting the implementation of the Respect@Work Report, including chairing the Respect@Work Council. The Commissioner is also required to perform other statutory functions, including under the Fair Work Act 2009.
Applicants for the position of Sex Discrimination Commissioner will have appropriate qualifications, knowledge or experience, as required under subsection 96(2) of the Sex Discrimination Act.
The appointment will be for up to five years and the anticipated start date is April 2023. The Commission’s offices are located in Sydney. Further information about the Australian Human Rights Commission is available at https://www.humanrights.gov.au.