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Commission commends introduction of Respect@Work Bill

The Commission has welcomed the introduction into Federal Parliament today of the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022 (Cth) (Bill). The Government has committed to implementing all 55 recommendations of our Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual...

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Research commences for 5th National Survey on Workplace Sexual Harassment

The Australian Human Rights Commission is currently conducting the 5th National Survey on Workplace Sexual Harassment.The survey takes place around every four years and is our nation's key source of information on the prevalence, nature and reporting of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces....

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Media statement: Release of 2021 National Student Safety Survey Report

A statement from Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins: 
 
 Sexual harassment and sexual assault remain far too prevalent in the Australian community. Women, young people and intersectional groups face unacceptably higher risk of this conduct at home, at work, online and in education...

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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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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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