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Sex Discrimination

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Meet the Commissioner

Kate Jenkins

Kate Jenkins is Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner and a member of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Her purpose is to advance gender equality, consistent with the Sex Discrimination Act and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

Kate is currently leading a number of projects including: action to implement the Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces Report (2020) recommendations; the Australian Human Rights Commission’s collaborative projects on cultural reform with both the Australian Defence Force and Australian Federal Police; as well as the Independent Review of Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces. She is also an Ambassador for the FIFA2023 Women’s World Cup.

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Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins launches Set the Standard

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has today launched Set the Standard, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces. 
 
 Set The Standard is the result of seven months of deep engagement with current and former staff...

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Statement on passage of Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the passage of the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021. The Bill contains important reforms to address sexual harassment in Australian workplaces which were recommended by the Australian Human Rights Commission following its world-leading National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces, Respect@Work.

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The courage of Review participants is inspiring

“And you said it would never happen!” This was the text I received following the announcement that the Australian Human Rights Commission would conduct an independent review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces.

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