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1 in 3 people working at Australia's parliament are sexually harassed, a report finds

Added 11-30-21 12:07:01pm EST - “A new report details the stunning culture of sexual harassment and bullying in Australia's parliamentary offices. It comes after another wave of #MeToo protests rocked the country in March.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “1 in 3 people working at Australia's parliament are sexually harassed, a report finds”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Members of the Australian Parliament are sworn in on the first day of Federal Government in Canberra in 2008. An Australian government-commissioned report released on Tuesday, Nov. 30, revealed the alarming extent of sexual harassment among those working for some of its highest legislative and elected offices. Mark Graham/AP hide caption

Members of the Australian Parliament are sworn in on the first day of Federal Government in Canberra in 2008. An Australian government-commissioned report released on Tuesday, Nov. 30, revealed the alarming extent of sexual harassment among those working for some of its highest legislative and elected offices.

A new report from Australia has found that one in three people working for parliamentary offices in the country has been sexually harassed, detailing a widely concerning culture of abuse in Australia's highest governmental offices.

The 456 page report, commissioned by Australia's government, included interviews and surveys with more than 1,000 participants who are current and former employees in parliament.

Titled "Set the Standard," the report showed that women experienced a higher rate of sexual harassment, bullying and sexual assault than men. Forty percent of women experienced sexual harassment there compared to 26% of men. More people who identify as LGBTQ+ experienced harassment compared with than those who identify as heterosexual — 53% compared to 31%.

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