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Time for respect: fifth national survey on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

Quality of work life Occupational health and safety Sexual harassment Australia

This report outlines the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s latest survey on the prevalence, nature and reporting of sexual harassment in Australia, with a focus on workplaces. This is the fifth such survey undertaken by the Australian Human Rights Commission since 2003.

The 2022 National Survey was conducted with over 10,000 Australians, using a sample that is representative of the Australian population in terms of gender, age and geographic location, providing greater clarity on the sexual harassment experiences of Australians aged 15 or older. The results of the 2022 National Survey continue the legacy of the previous National Surveys and, for the first time, also provide insight into workers’ views on the actions taken by their organisations to prevent and respond to workplace sexual harassment.

The 2022 National Survey progresses the Commission’s work on sexual harassment and gender equality led by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner. It also aligns with the Commission’s mandate to promote and raise awareness of human rights in Australia, including through the development of major research projects, through education and training, events and discussion, media outreach, digital resources and social media communication.

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