The CPSU has been calling for a review of Parliament House and its culture since last year.
We therefore welcome the announcement of an independent and broad inquiry into Parliamentary workplaces and systemic issues of bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.
This review must lead to meaningful change – it can no longer be the case that standards of behaviour unacceptable in other workplaces go unchecked in the nation’s Parliament.
We look forward to working with the Sex Discrimination Commissioner to make this a reality.
It has been one year today since the Sex Discrimination Commissioner released the Respect@Work report, making 55 recommendations on what can be done to address sexual harassment in the workplace.
Yet the Morrison Government has failed to implement any of these recommendations.
The Prime Minister could have, and should have, already taken steps to implement these recommendations and ensure safety at work.
Action on sexual harassment is well and truly overdue.