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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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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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