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Govt rejects harassment, bullying protection proposal for Parliament staff

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated May 19 2021 - 10:44pm, first published 6:30pm
Finance Minister Simon Birmingham has knocked back a new workplace clause explicitly addressing sexual harassment and gendered violence for Parliament House staff. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The federal government has doubled down on its refusal to accept union-proposed measures aiming to make parliamentary workplaces safer, despite allegations that a staffer was raped in a ministerial office.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.