Comcare to host Workplace Sexual Harassment National Forum
25 October 2021
A national forum will be held on 11-12 November 2021 as part of the Australian Government’s response to the landmark Respect@Work Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report to raise awareness about work health and safety (WHS) risks, management, and prevention.
Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations Michaelia Cash will open the virtual event, joining keynote speaker Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and presenter Michelle Baxter, CEO at Safe Work Australia.
The event aims to facilitate a nationally consistent understanding of workplace sexual harassment to ensure employers, workers and WHS regulators play their part in achieving the forum’s theme of influencing positive change.
The Workplace Sexual Harassment National Forum supports the commitment made by the Australian Government for Comcare to deliver national forums for Commonwealth, State and Territory WHS inspectors on sexual harassment, and to provide training for employers covered by Commonwealth WHS laws.
The Workplace Sexual Harassment National Forum is hosted by Comcare in collaboration with Safe Work Australia and state and territory work health and safety regulators.