Australia Removes Sexual Harassment Exemption For Lawmakers

 Australia Removes Sexual Harassment Exemption For Lawmakers

Australia’s Prime Minister, Mr Scott Morrison has announced that Politicians and Judges will no longer be exempted from rules against sexual harassment at work.

This came as the Prime Minister tried to quell public anger over his Government’s handling of a series of sexual abuse scandals.

Speaking to reporters in the Australian capital, Mr 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.

Presently, Legislators, Judges and public servants are exempt from complaints about workplace gender discrimination.

Mr Morrison said the legal change proposed will now be required to take a proactive approach to stop gender discrimination, while complainants will get a longer period of time to lodge their complaint.


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