The role of Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner is established under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 with the mandate to address sex discrimination and promote gender equality in Australia.

The Commission works in partnership with a broad range of groups to promote gender equality and counter discrimination, sexual harassment, violence against women and other barriers to equality.

The Commission undertakes major research projects and provide policy advice to government and others to bring about positive change.

Elizabeth Broderick was appointed Sex Discrimination Commissioner in September 2007, and served in the role until 4 September 2015. Kate Jenkins is the current Sex Discrimination Commissioner.

 In July 2010, Commissioner Broderick launched her Gender Equality Blueprint 2010 that outlined five priority areas for addressing sex discrimination and promoting gender equality in Australia:

AHRC resources

Click here for the latest on the work of the Sex Discrimination Office.

 Please find selected AHRC publications below: