The Equal Opportunity Commission’s in-house training courses for February to June 2015 are now online and available for booking! Go to our Current training courses page to find out more and to register.
The Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), which comprises the State, Territory and Federal human rights and discrimination authorities, have met in Sydney to consider a number of issues of common concern and interest.
A primary focus of the meeting is the continuing, systemic and serious barriers to equality of opportunity for people with disability across Australia. The Authorities identified the following issues, which require urgent and sustained attention:
Statement of support for the statutory work of the Australian Human Rights Commission in relation to human rights
2 February 2015
The undersigned state and territory members of the Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA) are concerned about the recent unfair public criticism of the statutory role of the Australian Human Rights Commission in relation to complaints alleging breaches of human rights.
Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson is currently conducting consultations to explore key rights issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia.
To take the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex (SOGII) Rights Online Survey (approximately 10-15 minutes), go to: www.surveymonkey.com/s/V7HZ3H9
Tuesday 25 November 2014 marks the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day. Held annually, White Ribbon Day signals the start of the 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women, which ends on Human Rights Day (December 10).
Intimate partner violence is the most common type of violence against women, affecting 30 per cent of women worldwide. The statistics in Australia are equally as alarming:
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Researchers at the University of South Australia Business School and the University of Melbourne Business School are conducting a research project to examine women’s day to day negotiation experiences.
Participation in the project involves an online survey and a face to face interview conducted in an Adelaide location.
Our Watch is an organisation that has been established to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that underpin and create violence against women and children. Find out more and view a powerful video message at: www.ourwatch.org.au/.
Multicultural SA is offering training opportunities for women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in 2014-15.
The Women's Leadership Program is an initiative of Multicultural SA in partnership with the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission and TAFESA. It is funded by Multicultural SA and subsidised by the Department of State Development. Both courses are free-of-charge for successful applicants.
SA Chiefs for Gender Equity mark Equal Pay Day with important document signing
On average Australian women who work full-time earn around $283 less a week than their male colleagues – a staggering 18.2% less.
Latest figures from the ABS (August 2014) show the health care and social assistance industry has the highest gender pay gap (30.7%), followed by financial and insurance services (30%) and rental, hiring and real estate services (29%).
Originally submitted on 4 September, 2014 - 15:56. Last updated on 22 September, 2014 - 18:00.
The Equal Opportunity Commission of Western Australia has recently released Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools Guidelines. While these guidelines focus on supporting Western Australian schools, much of the information can be used by schools across Australia. The Guidelines can be downloaded below.
Originally submitted on 1 September, 2014 - 17:51. Last updated on 26 September, 2014 - 12:13.
Yesterday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released data which shows the average ordinary full time weekly earnings of Australian men is $1559.10, significantly higher than the $1275.90 earned by women. This means women are currently earning just 81.8 cents for every dollar their male colleagues earn, down from an average of 85.1 cents ten years ago. This is the first time since data collection began in 1994 that the gender pay gap in Australia has soared above 18 per cent, to reach a record high of 18.2 per cent.
beyondblue's new national anti-discrimination campaign highlights the impact of racism on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Research shows that subtle or 'casual' racism can be just as harmful as more overt forms. Imagine being judged in a job interview by the colour of your skin, rather than the strength of your CV. How would you feel if you were watched in a shop or treated differently on public transport?
Why should anyone be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are?
New scholarship round aims to increase gender diversity on boards
The Australian Institute of Company Directors has announced it will partner with the Australian Government to offer 140 scholarships for women to undertake its courses with the aim of lifting female representation on boards and in senior executive positions.
RECOGNISE is the people’s movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution.
Our Constitution was written more than a century ago. By then, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had lived in this land for more than 40,000 years, keeping alive the world’s oldest continuous cultures. But Australia’s founding document did not recognise the first chapter of our national story.
The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission are running a joint competition, “Rant Against Racism”.
To enter, give an example of how you have stood up to racist behaviour using wit, humour or just by quietly making your point and you will be in the draw to win a prize. The competition runs until 20 June.
This Saturday, 17th May is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
This day is a Global Day to celebrate sexual and gender diversities and also a good time to reflect on the inclusiveness, or otherwise, of our workplaces, schools, sporting clubs and our community in general.