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Gender equality commissioner to oversee sexual harassment audit

Wendy Tuohy (Brisbane Times)

Victoria’s 380,000 public sector employees will be asked to say anonymously if they have been sexually harassed at work, who the perpetrator was and if they were satisfied with how the incident was handled.

Australia’s first Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner, Dr Niki Vincent, will oversee consultation with staff in all public organisations to ascertain the number of sexual harassment incidents at the state’s 300 employers and also how many incidents are going un-reported.