Skip to main content

Browse News

Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Advancing gender equality beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Senate Select Committee on COVID-19: Public Hearing September 22, 2020 Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Senators, Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I am convinced that Australia’s recovery from COVID-19 will be more rapid and more successful if we can unleash the...

Speech Icon
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Leaving no one behind: delivering justice for all survivors of sexual harassment

UN Women High Level Virtual event (Live Webinar) March 19, 2020 Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner “Thank you … for giving many of us a voice during this inquiry, and I hope that those of us who have spoken out can find comfort in knowing that no matter how small or large your...

Speech Icon
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

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 time In my role as Sex Discrimination Commissioner, many people tell me to be patient. They tell me that change...

Speech Icon
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Launch of National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

Thank you, Minister. Good morning everyone. I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, and paying my respects to their elders past and present. In recent months, many women and men have come forward publicly to tell their stories of sexual harassment...

Speech Icon
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

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 you about the Australian Human Rights Commission’s...

Speech Icon
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Sex Discrimination Commissioner delivers 2018 Pamela Denoon Lecture

2018 Pamela Denoon Lecture, ANUMonday 5th March 2018Good evening.I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and paying my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.I would also like to acknowledge both the organisers of this event and the...

Speech Icon
Commission Commission – General

Sexual Harassment - Safer Workplaces

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins delivered the keynote address at the Women in Film and TV NSW - Safer Workplaces Strategies forum.Good morning everyone. I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which you meet, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation...

Speech Icon
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Launch of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women report

Launch of CSW61 Report Back ReportParliamentary Group on Population and DevelopmentThursday 22 June 2017Event: 11:00am - 12:00pmAustralian Parliament HouseThe report was launched by Minister for Women Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash before members of civil society, the Department of Prime Minister...

Speech Icon
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Opening statement to the Inquiry into the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016

Senators, I am very grateful for the opportunity to appear before the Community Affairs Legislation Committee today.As Sex Discrimination Commissioner, I have a particular concern for ensuring that legislative reforms support and advance gender equality and women's rights.Clearly, this Bill raises...

Speech Icon
Discrimination Sex Discrimination

National Press Club speech - Kate Jenkins

‘Accelerating change: gender equality from the household to the workplace’Kate JenkinsSex Discrimination CommissionerAustralian Human Rights Commission National Press Club 20 April 2016 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYI would like to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, the Traditional Custodians and First...

Speech Icon

Pagination

Follow us on social media

We engage in social media to promote discussion and debate on human rights issues.

Media centre

Visit our media centre for up to date contact details for all media enquiries.

Learn More