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Sex Discrimination Commissioner: Lehrmann ruling dispels rape myths

Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Anna Cody, has welcomed the Federal Court ruling in the Bruce Lehrmann defamation trial against Network Ten, saying it dispelled damaging myths about rape and consent.  “In his landmark finding, Justice Michael Lee quashed the false notion that a...

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Commission – General

Women’s Club – Foundation Day Club Lunch

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM Introduction Thank you Danielle Asciak, for inviting me here today. Let me begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and pay my respect to Elders, past, present and emerging, and also...

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Rights and Freedoms

'Reflections on women’s rights – past, present and future’

This presentation draws together reflections on women’s rights from the campaigns by the suffragists and suffragettes of the late 19th century and a consideration on how far we have come in realisation of women’s rights.

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Rights and Freedoms

Respect@Work – a focus on our profession

This paper considers the amendments to laws regarding workplace bullying and sexual harassment and the employer’s responsibility implementing recommendations of the Commission’s Respect@Work report (2020).

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Sex Discrimination

Support for workplaces to prevent and address sexual harassment

The Respect@Work Council, chaired by National Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, has launched a new website that will help employers prevent and respond to sexual harassment, and will support them to create gender inclusive, safe, and respectful workplaces.

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Rights and Freedoms

Reforming Age Discrimination Law

Reforming Age Discrimination Law: Beyond Individual Enforcement, Alysia Blackham (2022) Panel discussion Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM President, Australian Human Rights Commission I am speaking today from the traditional lands of the Dharug and Gundungurra peoples and pay my respects to...

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