The Morrison government says existing laws already provide a positive duty to prevent sexual harassment, but these don’t go far enough.
The bill put forth last week would bring welcome reforms to the Sex Discrimination Act and Fair Work Act. But it doesn’t go nearly far enough to protect women or prevent harassment at work.
The government’s response to Kate Jenkins’ landmark report on sexual harassment in the workplace includes several positive measures. On the whole, however, it doesn’t go far enough.
Susan Ryan in 1984, the first woman to be appointed to cabinet in a Labor government.
Susan Ryan brought brains and spirit to the big fights and relished them. What’s more, she won them.
Father Frank Brennan sat on the expert panel of the Religious Freedom Review.
Father Frank Brennan on Israel Folau and religious freedom.
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Member of the government's Religious Freedom Review, Frank Brennan, discusses the way forward on the "wicked problem" of ensuring religious freedoms in Australia.
A federal Religious Discrimination Act would introduce important protections for Australia’s religiously diverse population.
Australians already enjoy a relatively high level of religious freedom. However, discrimination and vilification on the basis of people’s faith still exists.
We are experiencing a proportional decline of men in Australian primary schools.
We have scholarships specifically targeted at women to redress the gender imbalance in STEM subjects. So why can’t we do the same for men in primary education?
David Koch meets breastfeeding advocates who converged outside the studio where his show is recorded.
The host of Sunrise breakfast television show, David Koch, aka Kochie, has stirred controversy by saying mothers should breastfeed “discreetly” and that while he agreed that breastfeeding should be done…