Australia unearths ‘horrific’ sexual harassment in mining sector

Mining giants BHP, Fortescue and Rio Tinto have all confirmed that they fired workers over inappropriate behaviour. – EPA pic, June 23, 2022.

SEXUAL assault and harassment are commonplace in the multibillion-dollar mining sector in Australia, reported a year-long enquiry today, citing harrowing testimony of abuse, grooming and stalking from women workers.

The report documented widespread abuses against fly-in, fly-out staff, whose work requires them to stay for weeks at remote outback mining sites in Western Australia.

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