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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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Information: Independent Review of Gymnastics in Australia 2020

It was announced on 30 July 2020 that Gymnastics Australia has engaged the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct an independent review of the sport of gymnastics in Australia.
 
 
 This Review will be undertaken by a dedicated team of Commission staff with relevant expertise in conducting...

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Leaving no one behind: delivering justice for all survivors of sexual harassment

UN Women High Level Virtual event (Live Webinar) March 19, 2020 Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner “Thank you … for giving many of us a voice during this inquiry, and I hope that those of us who have spoken out can find comfort in knowing that no matter how small or large your...

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Is it coming up roses yet? Women in the 21st century

International Women’s Day Lunch Union, University and Schools Club Thank you to the Union, University and Schools Club for inviting me to speak and to Dr Mary Forbes for reaching out to. This is a wonderful event. Full of pride, full of celebration—and full of women and supportive men! Let me begin...

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