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Sex Discrimination

Speaking from Experience Project

The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched Speaking from Experience, landmark project that centres the voices of people with lived experience in workplace sexual harassment reform.

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Sex Discrimination

Independent Review of Gymnastics in Australia 

In a commitment to athlete safety and wellbeing, Gymnastics Australia has engaged the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct an independent Review of the sport of gymnastics in Australia.
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Sex Discrimination

Indigenous Defence Project

Defence has requested the Australian Human Rights Commission to complete a project on the attraction, recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Defence Australian Public Service (Defence APS).
Supporting Working Parents
Sex Discrimination

Supporting Working Parents website and online resources

A website and online resources for employers and employees that outlines rights and obligations in the workplace related to pregnancy, parental leave and return to work. www.supportingworkingparents.gov.au
Sex Discrimination

International Cooperation on Women’s Rights and Domestic Violence

Women’s rights and addressing domestic violence feature prominently in the Commission’s international cooperation work. The China-Australia Human Rights Technical Cooperation Program has been in operation since 1998 and is part of the formal human rights dialogue between the two countries. Under...
Kate Jenkins and Defence
Sex Discrimination

Collaboration for Cultural Reform in Defence

The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) collaborates with Defence to support and improve Defence’s cultural reform priorities. The Commission—Defence Collaboration is held up internationally as a unique example of a positive and productive partnership between a national human rights...
Sex Discrimination

Violence against women

Violence against women continues to be one of the most prevalent human rights abuses in Australia, and around the world.
Sex Discrimination

Ensuring women's lifetime economic security

The gender gap in retirement savings There is a large gap between the superannuation savings of Australian men and women. Because the current superannuation system is linked to paid work, it overwhelmingly disadvantages women who are more likely to move in and out of paid work to care for family...
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Sex Discrimination

Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force

Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force 2011-2013 The 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, secondly, into the effectiveness of cultural...