Turning the tide on Indigenous children in out of home care

Child protection intervention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families across the country is at crisis point.Women are telling me it’s like another stolen generation and as I travel across Australia hearing their stories, it certainly does...
Wednesday 12 December 2018
Ms June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Sexual harassment - "just part of the job"

It has been a significant month for gender equality, particularly in Victoria, where I have just conducted consultations for the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.For the first time in history the State Government...
Friday 7 December 2018
Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Time to let harassment victims speak

The #metoo movement globally has been about women speaking out, exposing perpetrators and sharing their stories. Locally, recent high profile sexual harassment cases have been about women who did not want to share their stories but had them shared...
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Workplace Sexual Harassment in the Northern Territory

Earlier this week, I visited Darwin to hold consultations and meetings for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into workplace sexual harassment.Despite the sweltering heat – I’m a born and bred Melburnian – it was a great week....
Thursday 18 October 2018
Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Race politics is back

This opinion piece by the Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Southphommasane was published by Fairfax media on August 6, 2018Race politics is back. Right now, it feels like there has never been a more exciting time to be a dog-whistling politician...
Monday 6 August 2018
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Australia's journey to a National Inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

The following opinion piece by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins appeared in Fairfax papers - SMH, the Age and The Canberra TimesOn 5 October 2017, I boarded a flight from Britain. By the time I landed in Melbourne, the world had...
Monday 9 July 2018
Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Criminal record discrimination

This article by Commission President Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher was published in the Australian July 4, 2018I recently provided a report to the Attorney-General about a man who claimed that he had been refused a job because of his criminal...
Wednesday 4 July 2018
Rosalind Croucher AM, President

The Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) project so far...

The following opinion piece by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar appeared on ABC Online on May 24, 2018Next month, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians will celebrate NAIDOC week — with the...
Thursday 24 May 2018
Ms June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Time for some home truths about sexual harassment

The following opinion piece by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins was published in the Age newspaper on May 3, 2018It’s time for some home truths about how we are talking about and dealing with sexual harassment cases.We need to stop...
Friday 4 May 2018
Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Letter to the editor

Miranda Devine (Opinion, 18 April) suggests that migrants must, out of gratitude to this country, stay quiet about racism. This is disappointing. It implies people must put up and shut up.Rejecting racism does not amount to being unpatriotic. It's...
Thursday 19 April 2018
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

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