Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, released Working without fear: Results of the sexual harassment national telephone survey 2012 on 30 October, which shows that sexual harassment is not only widespread in Australian workplaces, but that progress in addressing it has stalled.
A documentary featuring the exploits of a young South Australian at work has recently surfaced on the internet. His attitudes have generated some interesting reactions and commentary about ageist behaviour…what do you think? Have a look at YouTube - SA Stories, Pilot, Drew Barrington?
The Australian Government has released the findings of the first national survey of the employment barriers faced by mature-age workers, commissioned to help inform policies to attract more mature-age workers into the workforce.
On 24 August 2012, Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Helen Szoke unveiled the National Anti-Racism Strategy in Melbourne, alongside the Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy.
The launch of the Strategy is the culmination of an extensive public consultation process, led by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The Equal Opportunity Commission is pleased to announce that Anne Gale has been appointed as South Australia’s next Commissioner for Equal Opportunity.
Ms Gale was previously the Deputy Commissioner for Consumer Affairs in Consumer and Business Services. Before being appointed Deputy Commissioner for Consumer Affairs in 2009, Ms Gale was Deputy Chief Executive of the Department for Families and Communities.
Originally submitted on 17 August, 2012 - 10:48. Last updated on 1 November, 2012 - 17:02.
IT'S TIME TO CHEER ON THE WINNERS AND THE GOOD SPORTS!
While we cheer on the heroic deeds of the Olympians and Paralympians at London 2012, it is also the perfect time to remind everyone what sport is really all about - respect, inclusion and good sportsmanship.
Play by the Rules (a national program aimed at ensuring safe, fair and inclusive sport for all Australians) have produced two community service announcement ads to spread a strong, positive message of what sport is all about.
Dr Tania Ferfolja and Ms Lucy Hopkins from the University of Western Sydney are researching lesbian and gay-identified teachers’ perceptions of their work in relation to their sexuality to provide a picture of the current climate for these participants in public and private schools across Australia. For more information see www.uws.edu.au/education/soe/lesbians_and_gay_men_in_education.
The Queensland University of Technology and the University of South Australia are currently undertaking a project about sexual harassment in Australia - a persistent workplace issue with considerable costs for individuals and organisations.
Acting Commission, Anne Burgess, attended the Australian and New Zealand Race Relations Roundtable from 16-17 April 2012. See below for a Communique from the Australian Human Rights Commission about the Roundtable:
Originally submitted on 18 April, 2012 - 13:13. Last updated on 14 May, 2012 - 15:16.
Make contact with the right fair trading agency or service provider for your problem. The Right Door is a new mobile website developed by Consumer and Business Services, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Equal Opportunity Commission and the Migrant Resource Centre to help you get the information you need.
Originally submitted on 14 March, 2012 - 17:03. Last updated on 27 April, 2012 - 14:22.
District Court Judge Susanne Cole has upheld a complaint of racial discrimination against the Ceduna Community Hotel.
In a decision delivered in the Equal Opportunity Tribunal on 15 December, Judge Cole found the hotel had discriminated against Joylene Haynes because of her race. Judge Cole ordered the hotel to pay Ms Haynes $3000 in compensation.
Originally submitted on 16 December, 2011 - 11:25. Last updated on 20 December, 2011 - 13:13.
“On the 2011 International Day of People with Disability, I want to applaud some giant steps, at last, in strengthening the rights of people with disability,” said the Acting Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, Anne Burgess.
November 25th was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (White Ribbon Day). On White Ribbon Day this year, Dr Michael Flood released a new report on the everyday actions men can take to help reduce and prevent men’s violence against women. The report is titled Men Speak Up: A toolkit for action in men’s daily lives and is available, along with other relevant reports, at the following web address: www.whiteribbon.org.au/resources/research