Australian Human Rights Commission
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About the Australian Human Rights Commission
The Australian Human Rights Commission was established in 1986 by an Act of the federal Parliament. It is an independent statutory organisation and is recognised internationally as an ‘A Status’ National Human Rights Institution.
The role of the Australian Human Rights Commission is to see that human rights and fundamental freedoms are understood and respected in law, policy and practice. It strives to resolve complaints, encourage positive law reform and build a shared awareness and recognition of freedoms and rights throughout Australia.
Learn more about the Commission’s mission, as well as its work.
Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick
The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 gives effect to Australia’s international human rights obligations under CEDAW and promotes equality between women and men. Under the Sex Discrimination Act, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick’s focus is to address sex discrimination and promote gender equality. The Commissioner works in partnership with a broad range of groups to promote gender equality and counter discrimination, sexual harassment, violence against women and other barriers to equality.
See more at: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/sex-discrimination.
- Investing in care: Recognising and valuing unpaid caring work
- Supporting working parents: Pregnancy and return to work discrimination
Australian Human Rights Commission: www.humanrights.gov.au