Supporting Working Parents: The AHRC Report and After (October 2015)

Lisa Pusey, Adviser to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission, with Beth Gaze.

CELRL Labour Law Seminar

‘Supporting Working Parents: the AHRC Report and After’

Speaker: Lisa Pusey (Australian Human Rights Commission)

Wednesday, 28 October 2015: 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Lisa Pusey and Beth Gaze

About the event

In 2014 the Australian Human Rights Commission published its report ‘Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review.’ The review drew headlines for the results of its survey, finding that one in two mothers and one in four fathers surveyed experienced discrimination during pregnancy, maternity leave and return to work. Lisa Pusey gave an overview of the major findings of the report, the recommended responses to this major problem for working parents, and subsequent developments.

Recommendations in the report led to the creation of the Supporting Working Parents website with information for both employers and employees.

About the speaker

Lisa Pusey: Adviser to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Lisa Pusey is an Advisor to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. Previously, in her work at the Commission, Lisa led the Commission’s National Review into discrimination in the workplace related to pregnancy, parental leave and return to work. The Report of this National Review was launched in July 2014. She also worked on the Commission’s Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force. Prior to joining the Commission, Lisa worked overseas for a number of year in international women’s human rights organisations and in the community legal centre sector in Sydney.

The lecture theatre