The valuable work of Ashurst alumnus Elizabeth Broderick as Sex
Discrimination Commissioner has been recognised with her
reappointment to the Human Rights Commission for two more years by
Federal Attorney-General Nicola Roxon.
Ashurst in Australia Managing Partner John Carrington said:
"Elizabeth's reappointment is a tribute to the outstanding work she
has undertaken in her role and her ongoing commitment to ensuring
equality, equity and diversity in our community."
Ms Roxon announced Ms Broderick's reappointment at the same time as
that of Disability Discrimination Commissioner Mr Graeme Innes.
"Their dedication and passionate advocacy in protecting and
promoting human rights is admirable and their reappointments will
ensure they can continue the important work they are doing in the
areas of sex and disability discrimination," Ms Roxon said.
"Both Commissioners have supported the Australian Human Rights
Commission by serving in additional roles until the appointment
last year of stand-alone Age and Race Discrimination
As the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Ms Broderick leads the
Commission's work to address discrimination, sexual harassment and
other barriers to gender equality.
Ms Broderick was a partner and board member at Blake Dawson (now
Ashurst) prior to her initial appointment as Sex Discrimination
Commissioner in 2007. She had worked on the development of our
firm's business case for flexibility in the workplace; a cause,
amongst many others, for which she still advocates in her role as
Sex Discrimination Commissioner.
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