Engagement

Engagement activities are a fundamental part of this research project, and will be updated on this page over the life of the project.

Submissions

Alysia Blackham, ‘Submission to the Women and Equalities Committee, Unequal Impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the Impact on People with Protected Characteristics (submitted to the Women and Equalities Committee, UK House of Commons, 2020).

Bill Swannie, Robin Banks, Alysia Blackham, Liam Elphick, Simon Rice, and Belinda Smith, ‘Submission by the Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group to the New South Wales Legislative Council Portfolio Committee No. 5 – Legal Affairs, Inquiry into the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Complaint Handling) Bill 2020’ (submitted to the New South Wales Legislative Council Portfolio Committee No. 5 – Legal Affairs, 2020).

Alysia Blackham, ‘Submission to the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equalities and human rights’ (submitted to the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee, 2020).

Beth Gaze, Liam Elphick, Bill Swannie, Alysia Blackham, Robin Banks and Belinda Smith, ‘Submission by the Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group (ADLEG) to the Legal and Social Issues Committee, Legislative Assembly, Parliament of Victoria Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Protections: Review of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (Vic)’ (submitted to the Legal and Social Issues Committee, Legislative Assembly, Parliament of Victoria, 2020).

Liam Elphick, Alice Taylor, Robin Banks, Alysia Blackham, Beth Gaze, Sarah Moulds, Simon Rice, Belinda Smith and Margaret Thornton, ‘Submission by the Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group (ADLEG) to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department on the Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 (Cth) Second Exposure Draft’ (submitted to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, 2020).

Liam Elphick and Alice Taylor (lead authors) and 12 others, including Alysia Blackham, ‘Submission by the Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group (ADLEG) to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department on the Religious Discrimination Bill Exposure Draft’ (submitted to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, 2019).

Alysia Blackham, ‘Submission to the Inquiry into the Victorian On-Demand Workforce’ (submitted to the Inquiry into the Victorian On-Demand Workforce, 2019).

Beth Gaze, Alysia Blackham (lead authors) and 7 others, ‘Submission on the proposed Victorian Gender Equality Bill’ (submitted to the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services, 2018).

Events

Australian Equality Law Forum (2019): The inaugural Australian Equality Law Forum offered a unique opportunity to discuss and debate emerging issues in Australian equality and discrimination law. The Forum brought together leading interdisciplinary scholars, practitioners, and representatives from government, equality bodies, unions, employers, not-for-profits and other organisations to promote dialogue around some of the most challenging issues in equality law today. In 2019, the themes selected for discussion at the Forum included: sexual harassment; exceptions and exemptions; enforcement; and equality law in the workplace. The Forum featured short contributions from leading voices in the field, followed by structured discussion and debate from all participants. The report from the event was published on The Conversation.

Berkeley Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group Annual Conference (2018): The Berkeley Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law Conference at Melbourne Law School brought together 30 speakers and 55 participants from around the world for two days of enjoyable and stimulating discussion, including representatives from all equality commissions in Australia. It featured fruitful discussions regarding ways in which we could strengthen the links between equality commissions and Australian academia. A summary of the event is available here.

UK Roundtable on Age Discrimination in Employment (2016): A roundtable was held at University College London on Friday 9 December 2016 on age discrimination in employment. The roundtable brought together academics, policy makers, government departments, employer groups, trade unions, legal practitioners, equality commissions and age groups to consider progress on addressing age discrimination in the workplace, and the steps that still need to be taken to achieve equality. The roundtable was funded by a grant from the Office for Research at Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne. The report on the outcomes of the Roundtable can be viewed below.

Report on a Roundtable on Age Discrimination 2016.pdf