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Statement on Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces

As Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, I welcome today’s announcement from Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham. I acknowledge the importance and urgency of this Independent Review (Review) into the workplaces of Parliamentarians and their staff, established by the Federal Government, in...

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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...

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Meet the Commissioner

Kate Jenkins

Kate Jenkins became Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner in 2016. She is leading a number of projects at the Australian Human Rights Commission, including the National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces and the Commission’s collaborative project on cultural reform with the Australian Defence Force.

Kate is the convener of the National Male Champions of Change group (established 2015), and the Co-Chair of Play by the Rules, a joint project between human rights agencies and sports commissions to make grass roots sports safe, fair and inclusive.