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New Sex Discrimination Commissioner Appointed

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 11th February 2016 -  The Federal Government has appointed Victorian Kate Jenkins as Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner for a term of five years. Jenkins is currently the Victorian Equal Opportunity…

Australian Businesses Struggle with Human Rights

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 -  Many businesses lack clear strategies to monitor and manage human rights risks in their supply chains, despite recent high-profile violations, new research between the Australian…

Paid Parental Leave Overhaul Slammed

Lina Caneva, Monday, 17th August 2015 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission has warned that the Abbott Government’s proposed cuts to paid parental leave would breach Australia’s international human…

Discrimination Standing in the Way of Older Workers

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 3rd August 2015 -  The most significant barrier facing older workers in Australia is age discrimination, according to Labor’s Shadow Minister for Ageing, Shayne Neumann. Speaking at the Community…

New Resources for Working Parents

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 3rd August 2015 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a new website and online resources in a bid to fight the discrimination faced by pregnant women and parents in the workforce. Sex…

Aged and Disability Work Discrimination Inquiry

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 20th April 2015 -  A national inquiry has been launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission into employment discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with a Disability. The…

Triggs Warns on Rule of Law

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 30th September 2014 -  President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs has warned that Australia must support the rule of law in the current international climate and with

Calls to Improve Work Protections for Pregnant Women

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th July 2014 -  Victoria Legal Aid has thrown its support behind the Australian Human Rights Commission recommendations to improve legal protections for pregnant women at work and help them take…

More Asylum Seeker ‘Mothers’ on Suicide Watch

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th July 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission says it holds grave concerns for the welfare of asylum seekers, particularly mothers and children on Christmas Island, after visiting detainees…

Disability Enterprises Decision Criticised

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 1st May 2014 -  National Disability Groups and the Federal Government have criticised the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) decision to allow just 12 months for 10,000 supported employees…

Search Underway for Most Accessible Apps

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th April 2014 -  A nationwide search is underway for Australia’s most accessible mobile phone apps. The inaugural Apps For All Challenge 2014 – Australia’s first and only competition…

Discrimination High for Working Mums – Review

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th April 2014 -  Half of Australian women have experienced discrimination in the workplace during their pregnancy, parental leave or on return to work and it’s affecting their mental health…
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