The ACTU has joined with more than 100 organisations and individuals to issue a joint statement to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s National Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment. The statement outlines a five-point plan to Change the Rules, which would require employers take proactive steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, and introduce an efficient, effective and accessible complaints mechanism in the Fair Work Commission.

The rates of sexual harassment in Australia are alarming, particularly for women, with 85 percent having experienced it in their lifetime. These organisations stand together to call for change to make sure workplaces are free from sexual harassment.