The government’s ‘roadmap’ for dealing with sexual harassment falls short. We need radical change | Emma Golledge, Dianne Anagnos, Madeleine Causbrook and Sean Bowes for The Conversation

The government’s ‘roadmap’ for dealing with sexual harassment falls short. We need radical change | Emma Golledge, Dianne Anagnos, Madeleine Causbrook and Sean Bowes for The Conversation

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We need to remember Kate Jenkins’ report found that sexual harassment was not inevitable — and was preventable

Over a year ago, Kate Jenkins, the sex discrimination commissioner, publicly released the Respect@Work report, a landmark national inquiry into sexual harassment in workplaces by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Jenkins found the prevalence of sexual harassment in Australia to be “endemic”, conservatively estimating the cost to the economy at $3.5bn dollars per year. The report also documented the long-term health and wellbeing implications for people (predominantly women) who experience such harassment, and made 55 recommendations to comprehensively reform how Australia responds to and prevents sexual harassment.

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