Australian politicians to be accountable for workplace sexual harassment


Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, March 17. The government will make members of parliament, judges and public servants accountable for harassing colleagues at work. – EPA pic, April 8, 2021.

AUSTRALIAN politicians will no longer be exempt from rules against sexual harassment at work, the conservative government announced today as it tries to quell public anger over parliamentary sex abuse scandals.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government would overhaul the country’s sexual discrimination laws to make members of parliament, judges and public servants accountable for harassing colleagues in the workplace.


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