sexual harassment

Sexual harassment: Australian workers deserve much, much better

Date Published: 26/02/2021 Category: Opinion Working life

In the past two weeks, we have seen Scott Morrison and his ministers do everything they can to avoid scrutiny, and accountability, for their botched response to Brittany Higgins’ accusation of rape against a former Liberal Party colleague.

There could not be a greater contrast with Higgins’ courage, determination, and clarity.

It’s time to disrupt the normalisation of sexual harassment in the workplace

Date Published: 25/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Hospo Voice activist Grace Dowling has a clear message when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, “Just because it’s everywhere, just because it’s common, just because it’s rife, doesn’t mean it’s fine.”

Sexual harassment in the workplace a structural problem

Date Published: 24/02/2021 Category: On The Job

Writer and academic Professor Catherine Lumby says shifting workplace cultures of sexual harassment is “a very, very long historical process.”

What to do if you are sexually harassed at work

Date Published: 22/02/2021 Category: Health and safety Workers rights

When former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins shared her account of sexual assault in the workplace, it sent shockwaves through Parliament and the wider community.

But for many women, what emerged from the headlines was a distressingly familiar story of toxic workplace cultures, unacceptable tolerance of sexual harassment, and a complete failure of those in charge to protect victims.