Workplace Sexual Harassment National Forum
11–12 November 2021 | Influencing positive change
A national forum for employers, workers and WHS regulators
Workplace sexual harassment is widespread and pervasive across Australian workplaces. In every industry, every location and at every level
This two-day event explored the theme ‘influencing positive change’ with a focus on workplace sexual harassment risks, management and prevention.View resources
A national collaboration
The Workplace Sexual Harassment National Forum was hosted by Comcare in collaboration with Safe Work Australia, and state and territory work health and safety regulators.
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Opening addressWatch Video
Key findings from the Respect@Work ReportWatch Video
Employer experience and respectful workplacesWatch video
Workplace sexual harassment guidance and regulationsWatch video
Union address and response to Respect@Work ReportsWatch video
Review of harassment into the South Australian legal professionWatch video
- RecordingsWatch speakers from our Day 1 program, including keynote Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins.
- SpeakersAcclaimed journalist Tracey Spicer AM joined leaders across government and industry, unions and law enforcement agencies.
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- SpeechesRead a summary of Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins' keynote and other speeches from Day 1 of the forum.
- Q&A factsheetRead our responses to some of the key themes from over 100 participant questions on Day 1.
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Day 1 – Understanding the issues and the importance of prevention
The program focused on workplace sexual harassment risks, management, and prevention with the aim of raising awareness about the Respect@Work Report findings and facilitating a nationally consistent understanding of this important topic.Day 1 Program
Day 2 – Promoting best practice regulation
This program provided an opportunity for Australia’s regulators to come together in a closed forum to share knowledge with the aim of contributing to a nationally consistent approach to workplace sexual harassment regulation.
The program was only open to national, state and territory WHS regulatory organisations.
Why this is important
The Respect@Work Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report found workplace sexual harassment occurs in every industry and at every level across Australian workplaces.