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Federal government announces overhaul to Sex Discrimination Act, backs all 55 recommendations – Sydney Morning Herald

As part of its response to the Respect at Work report the federal government will update sex discrimination laws to include MPs and judges.

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Senator Cash also flagged changes that extend the coverage of the Sex Discrimination Act to MPs, judges and state public servants who are currently excluded from it. She expected the changes for MPs and judges would lead to real consequences if they harassed people but said the specifics were still being worked out.
While the government agrees with the principle of other recommendations that the Act also be changed to require employers to proactively stamp out harassment, the minister indicated…

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