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It’s 2015 so why are we still having to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace?

I must be getting old and crankier – in the 1980’s when I worked in the Commonwealth Government sector I was trained as a Sexual Harassment Contact Officer and then the title just became ‘Harassment Contact Officer’ as the harassment became more widespread and wasn’t just sexual which is pretty sad. 667 more words

Human Resources

Couple fined $135,000 for declining to participate in gay marriage

How much does it cost to be an authentic Christian? You might think that in America, the land of religious freedom, that being a Christian would be free. 575 more words


Sexual Orientation, (Anti-)discrimination and Human Rights in a ‘Christian Nation’

My latest article, “Sexual Orientation, (Anti-)discrimination and Human Rights in a ‘Christian Nation’: The Politicization of Homosexuality in Zambia”, has just been published online in the journal  247 more words


Brandis and Dutton play some dirty pool in their fight with Gillian Triggs

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra

Last Friday, Attorney-General George Brandis and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton issued an extraordinary statement declaring that the president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, needed to “explain her comments” linking Australia’s turn-back policy and negotiations with Indonesia about the death penalty. 1,050 more words

Australian News

"We Need to Talk..."

We need to talk . . .

… about why justice is an aspiration but not a reality for the women of South Africa”

Join us and the following speakers for breakfast and conversation about this important subject… 89 more words

Child Trauma

Human rights complaints filed over alleged guide dog discrimination

WATCH ABOVE: The women behind human rights complaints against two Toronto restaurants say it is important to fight for their rights. Christina Stevens reports.

TORONTO — The women behind human rights complaints against two restaurants say it is important to fight for their rights. 431 more words


Crystal City Council to Give Commissions a Much Needed Makeover

By Andrew Richter

I have long been a critic of the Crystal Environmental Quality and Human Rights Commissions. I don’t see what the purpose is of either commission is and FINALLY we have a city council that seems to be open to changes. 1,162 more words

City Government