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Innocent Casualties of War

Innocent Casualties of War
In the fiercest fighting between Israel and Hamas, the vulnerability and suffering of women and children caught up in the fighting is horrific to witness. The articles below capture some of the reports that are beginning to highlight this devastating impact of this war.     ...

Racism: It stops with me

  In its 2011 multicultural policy, the Australian Government committed to develop and implement a National Anti-Racism Strategy. The Strategy has been developed through a partnership led by the Australian Human Rights Commission. The partnership includes the Department of...

News & Views

UN My Word online Survey The United Nations and partners have teamed up to put in place an innovative global survey, known as MY World, so people can participate in the post-2015 process telling us the changes that would make the most difference to their lives. It is an options...

The Employers Penalising You For Being Pregnant

Pregnancy discrimination review by the Australian Human Rights Commission: women face job loss, demotion, exclusion.  In the wake of startling new statistics from the Australian Human Rights Commission, Nikki Barrowclough reports on the employers still penalising women for getting pregnant:...

ACLW opposes changes to the Racial Discrimination Act

Amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 Submission to the Australian Government   Current federal protections from racial hatred make it unequivocally clear that it is unlawful for a person to racially discriminate against another person. Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination...

Message of Condolence

ACLW would like to express its deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of passengers and crew members of flight MH 17 including the 37 Australian residents and citizens. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who are grieving at this tragic time. It is hoped that...

Equal Before the Law

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, earlier this week addressed a full house at a Human Rights Commission event, RightsTalk: Balancing the Scales of Justice. “Australians who need communications supports, or who have complex and multiple support needs, are not having...

GENDER EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE: IS CHINA AHEAD?

According to a survey of publicly listed companies from Nanyang Technological University, fewer than 12% of senior executives at listed firms are fe­male, but according to a Grant Thornton International Business Report, which in­cludes private companies of obscure size, 43% of the businesses...

Gender Wage Gap

Research has highlighted that remedying the gender gap can be addressed by addressing gender based direct and indirect discrimination so that assumptions are not made about the industries, careers, positions and job assignments for women; by taking into account the balance of paid and unpaid work...

Who will really pay for Budget repair? ACOSS analysis

The Australian Council of Social Service has released new analysis revealing that people on low and middle incomes will carry the overwhelming burden of repairing the federal Budget. "Our analysis brings home the harsh truth that the heavy focus on spending cuts will be socially harmful and cost...