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Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces

The Australian Human Rights Commission launched the Set the Standard: Report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces on 30 November 2021.

On 5 March 2021, the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces (Review) was established by the Australian Government, with support from the Opposition and crossbench. Conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission and led by the Sex Discrimination Commission, the Review's Terms of Reference asked it to make recommendations to ensure that Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces 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.

The Commission did not investigate nor making findings about individual allegations of bullying, sexual harassment or sexual assault as part of the Review.

Consultations and submissions for the Review have now closed. Expert and organisational submissions are now available on the Commission website.

Video: Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins explains the process of the Australian Human Rights Commission's Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces, the confidentiality safeguards, and why it is important that we hear from as wide a range of people as possible.

Set the Standard: Report:

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Set the Standard: Executive Summary:

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Best regards,

David James Connolly

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