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Australia’s first United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) linked national human rights action plan was released by federal Attorney General Nicola Roxon mid December.
The plan builds on previous human rights action plans and specifically incorporates almost all of the UNHRC recommendations following Australia’s inaugural UN universal periodic review.
Older worker recruitment firm, Adage, managing director Heidi Holmes has questioned incentive payments programs saying they would be of “no interest to corporate and big firms as the administration to qualify for the small incentive will cost more than the incentive itself”.
In what is the Fair Work Ombudsman’s fourth case relating to pregnancy discrimination, it has launched a prosecution against the operator Perth’s Dinki Di Child Care Centre.
The Aust Defence Force needs a dedicated unit to tackle sexual misconduct that should report directly to the Chiefs of Service Committee (COSC), the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force has said.
The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has slammed Federal Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s proposal for a Coalition government to scale back the racial vilification provisions. Abbott was referring to the finding columnist Andrew Bolt had vilified white-skinned Indigenous Australians, and said the interpretation of Section 18C of the Race Discrim Act has placed too great a restriction on free speech.
Workplace training should be redesigned to lower the threshold of recognition of sexual harassment, new research suggests. That includes challenging myths, eg that perpetrators are always more senior than the targets, that men cannot harass other men, or that women fabricate or exaggerate the problem. The Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s Encourage. Support. Act: Bystander report examines ...more