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Australia to end sexual harassment exemption for politicians and judges amid recent scandals

14 days ago   |   By RT

Australia's politicians and judges will no longer be exempt from the rules against workplace sexual harassment, PM Scott Morrison has promised as the government continues to struggle with the fallout of multiple sex scandals.
The upcoming overhaul was announced by Morrison on Thursday, as the government released its long-awaited response to the damning Respect Work report compiled by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins over a year ago.
“Sexual harassment is unacceptable,” the PM stated. “It is not only immoral and despicable and even criminal, but particularly in the context of...
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Australia to end sexual harassment exemption for politicians

Australia to end sexual harassment exemption for politicians

14 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

PM says politicians and judges will no longer be exempt from rules against sexual harassment in the workplace.
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