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Public Sector Informant: APS is not immune to workplace sexual harassment scourge

By John Wilson and Kieran Pender
Updated July 19 2021 - 1:46am, first published 2:00pm
About 16 per cent of public servants reported experiencing sexual harassment in a survey by the main public sector union. Picture: Shutterstock

According to a survey this year by the CPSU, 16 per cent of public servants have been sexually harassed and another 19 per cent have witnessed workplace sexual harassment. Sadly, these numbers are not surprising - research from the Australian Human Rights Commission has long shown that inappropriate behaviour is widespread in Australian workplaces. The Australian Public Service is no exception.

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