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Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for intersex people

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Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with variations in sex characteristics. Australian Human Rights Commission, 2021.  Authors: Michael Frommer, John Howell, Edward Santow, Dr Susan Cochrane, and Bruce Alston. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s report, Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with...

Updated International Student Principles for Australia

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Australian Human Rights Commission, 2022 The International Student Principles were developed to address the human rights concerns of international students living in Australia. They are intended: As a guide for all organisations and government agencies that provide services to international students; To inform the ongoing development of policies and services relating to international students;...

Documentary gives insight into risks of sexual assault among Australia’s international students

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ABC NewsRadio Breakfast, First posted 27/04/2018 at 09:02:46 Half a million international students, most from Asia, are enrolled to study in Australia. It’s the country’s third largest export industry, worth $18 billion. But Australia’s reputation as a safe and sunny place to study is under threat after widespread disclosures of rape and sexual assault. Australia: Rape on Campus...

Breaking Down LGBTIQ Discrimination Takes Time

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By Dr Niki Vincent, the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity in South Australia, in The Conversation Some of the recent changes to our state legislation will deliver the kind of equality so many people have longed for — but many have not lived to see. These include ways to make it easier for trans and gender diverse people to change their registered gender on documentation, including birth...

University sexual assault report: Half of all Australian students harassed at least once in 2016

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ABC News, 1st August 2017 More than half of all university students were sexually harassed on at least one occasion last year, a landmark survey by the Human Rights Commission has found. Key points: The report found women experienced harassment and assaults at disproportionately higher rates than men Almost a third of harassment took place on university grounds or teaching spaces Residential...

How ethical is sexual assault research?

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The Conversation, published April 6, 2017 1.17pm AEST Thirty-nine Australian universities will now individually release the findings of a national research project on sexual assault and harassment on campus. This case has raised some substantial questions about what constitutes “ethical” research on sexual assault. Why does it matter if research is ethical or not? And what steps could or should...

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