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NAIDOC Week 2018

NAIDOC Week 2018 celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Australia's Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.  Get involved and participate in events happening in your area.

This year NAIDOC weeks theme, Because of Her, We Can! honours Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women in our communities as active and significant role models.

Find out more about NAIDOC week events in your area.

National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces

On 20 June 2018, Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, announced a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. The Australian Human Rights Commission wants to hear from as many people as they can in conducting the inquiry. Further information on the submission process and public consultations can be found at https://www.humanrights.gov.au/SHinquiry. You can also subscribe to receive e-mail updates on the inquiry.

Expungement of Historical Homosexual and Cross-Dressing Offences

The expungement of historical offences scheme has recently commenced in Tasmania.  The scheme enables charges and convictions for homosexual and cross-dressing offences that would not be a criminal offence today to be effectively removed from a person's official criminal record.

For further information or to make a free and confidential application go to www.ehos.tas.gov.au email ehos@justice.tas.gov.au or call 1300 156 545.