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National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces - Consultations in Hobart

On 20 June 2018, Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, announced a National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

The Commission wants to hear from as many people as they can in conducting the National Inquiry. To facilitate this, the National Inquiry will involve a submission process, as well as public consultations held in all Australian capital cities and a number of regional cities later in 2018.

Hobart consultation

The first consultations will be held in Hobart on Wednesday 26 September.

Public consultation – this is open to anyone who would like to contribute to the national conversation on this issue. These public consultations are an opportunity for the National Inquiry to hear from individuals and organisations about their views, experiences and suggestions for change. 

The Commission’s public consultation in Hobart:

Wednesday 26 September 2018
6:00pm – 7:30pm
at South Hobart Living Arts Centre.

You can register for this event now

If you have any questions, please contact the National Inquiry team at SH.Inquiry@humanrights.gov.au or (02) 9284 9750 or visit the National Inquiry website


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 EHOS website, email ehos@justice.tas.gov.au or call 1300 156 545.