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Urgent law reform needed to prevent sexual harassment at work
18 March 2022 RLC has signed a joint statement alongside a coalition of 60 groups and individuals calling on the federal government to act now to prevent sexual harassment at work.
Joint Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Job Security
29 April 2021 RLC and Kingsford Legal Centre have jointly made submissions to the Senate Select Committee on Job Security, calling for reforms to increase access to secure employment, and ensure that all workers receive strong legal protections.
Male Champions of Change seeks to end sexual harassment in the workplace
24 September 2020 A coalition of Australian leaders working to reshape men’s role in achieving gender equality have launched a groundbreaking report calling for an overhaul of systems managing sexual harassment at work.
RLC Joint Submission: Senate Select Committee Inquiry into Temporary Migration
11 August 2020 RLC's International Student Service NSW made submissions with Kingsford Legal Centre, and the Migrant Employment Legal Service...
NSW Government announces COVID-19 support package for migrants and temporary visa holders
15 July 2020 The NSW Government has announced $4 million dollars in funding to support migrant workers and temporary visa holders in NSW impacted by COVID-19.
Call for welfare support for temporary visa holders
09 April 2020 On April 6 2020, the Migrant Employment Legal Service (MELS) wrote to the Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon Anne Ruston MP, to express concerns about the inability of vulnerable migrant workers to access welfare payments. 
Greater protections needed for migrant workers during COVID-19
27 March 2020 Community legal centres have called on the federal government to protect migrant workers from visa cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis and urged businesses to rely on stand-down provisions rather than sack skilled employees.
Laws failing to protect workers from sexual harassment
10 March 2020 A landmark report released by the Australian Human Rights Commission highlights the endemic nature of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces and the urgent need for law reform to protect workers. 
RLC Joint Submission: Senate Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into Unlawful Underpayment of Employees’ Remuneration
06 March 2020 Redfern Legal Centre's International Student Legal Service NSW has provided a response alongside WEstjustice Community Legal Centre and the Migrant Employment Legal Service regarding the underpayment and exploitation of migrant workers. 
In good faith? Why the Religious Freedom Bills are bad legislation
07 February 2020 The Religious Freedom Bills are deeply flawed, write Sharmilla Bargon and Finn O'Keefe.