On 5 March 2021, the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces (Review) was established by the Australian government, with support from the Opposition and cross-bench. Conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission (Commission) and led by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, the Review’s Terms of Reference (ToR) asked it to make recommendations to ensure that Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces (CPWs) are safe and respectful and that the nation’s Parliament reflects best practice in the prevention and handling of bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault.
This report presents the Commission’s findings and 28 recommendations in six chapters:
- Executive summary
- Introduction and case for change
- Context of Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces
- What we heard
- Framework for Action