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International Women's Day: Kate Jenkins

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Sex Discrimination Commissioner @Kate_Jenkins_:
"#IWD2022 is an opportunity to reflect how we can all make Australia a truly gender-equal nation. In the past year, it’s been incredible to witness a rising determination for change from many women and girls in our society."

Media statement: National survey on understanding and experiences of consent

National Children’s Commissioner Anne Hollonds and Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins have welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a national survey exploring consent education of secondary school students across Australia.

ANU Law Conference on Public Law and Inequality

Registrations are open for the ANU Law conference on ‘Public Law and Inequality’ on 16-18 February 2022, organised by the Centre for International and Public Law.

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Statement on the National Summit on Women's Safety

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to participate in the National Summit for Women’s Safety and to contribute to the development of Australia’s second National Plan on the Prevention of Violence against Women and their Children. Violence is a human rights issue that needs urgent and coordinated action.

Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021

The Commission makes this submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee in relation to its inquiry into the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 introduced by the Australian Government.

Now is the moment to listen to young people

By National Children's Commissioner, Anne Hollonds.

For the last few weeks, Australia has been having a “moment” as our attention has been concentrated on an endless series of revelations of sexual assault and harassment in workplaces up and down the land, but also, very worryingly, in our schools. 

Change the course - 3 year milestone (2020)

Tuesday 27 October, 2020

> back to University sexual assault and sexual harassment project

In August 2020, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, wrote to all 39 Vice-Chancellors to request an update on the implementation of recommendations from Change the Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities, released in August 2017.

Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) 2018

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Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Inquiry into the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018

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Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Reviews of the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 and the Online Content Scheme (2018)

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Letter to the Department of Communications and the Arts

Letter to the Department of Communications and the Arts