The Albanese government is moving to implement seven legislative changes recommended by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins in her Respect@Work Report
NDAs are increasingly used against employees who make complaints about discrimination and harassment. This practice needs to end.
Word from The Hill: Politicians condemn bad behaviour, and then behave badly
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
The review has been underway since March, speaking to current and former MPs and employees at parliament house.
Kate Jenkins on the women’s agenda.
Michelle Grattan discusses the Respect@Work report, and National Summit on Women's Safety with Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins
The Morrison government says existing laws already provide a positive duty to prevent sexual harassment, but these don’t go far enough.
Politicians, staffers and academics have come together to try and address bullying and harassment at parliament house. They have three key messages.
The bill put forth last week would bring welcome reforms to the Sex Discrimination Act and Fair Work Act. But it doesn’t go nearly far enough to protect women or prevent harassment at work.
A key part of the Morrison government’s plan to improve parliamentary culture has been made public.
The government’s response to Kate Jenkins’ landmark report on sexual harassment in the workplace includes several positive measures. On the whole, however, it doesn’t go far enough.
The government has immediately sacked a staffer after Network Ten reported that a whistleblower had provided footage recorded in Parliament House “of men engaged in blatant sex acts”.
It will be difficult to make headway on gender equality while it is framed as “women’s issues” and no everyone’s problem. The answer? Bring men on board.