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ACTU Survey: Submission to the sexual harassment inquiry

Sep 20, 2018News

A message from ACTU President, Michele O’Neil

Many of us have experienced being sexually harassed at work. It’s shocking and hard to deal with.

The Human Rights Commission estimates one in three people in the last five years have experienced sexual harassment at work.

Everyone should be able to go to work in a safe environment, free of harassment. To achieve this we need to keep exposing what’s happening in workplaces so our lawmakers get the full picture.

The Human Rights Commission inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces will shine much needed light on a broken system which is failing workers.

We need new approaches to this endemic problem and to change the rules in this area.

Australian Unions will make a submission to the sexual harassment inquiry on behalf of all working people, and we need to hear from you and your workmates so that we can include as many real life experiences as possible.


Take our survey now.

If you have personally experienced or witnessed sexual harassment at work, we want to hear from you.

Your personal details will be kept completely confidential and we won’t include your story in our submission without contacting you.

Once you have completed the survey, ask your workmates to do it too. It takes less than 10 minutes and the information you share will help us present a fuller picture of what is happening in our workplaces every day.

Sexual harassment at work needs to stop, and it needs to stop with us.

Take the survey today.

In unity,


Michele O’Neil
ACTU President

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