Press Conference, Adelaide SA

Topics: Independent review into Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces 05/03/2021 11:35AM Simon Birmingham: Thank you. The events and commentary of the last few weeks have been deeply distressing and confronting for many people right across Australia. They have been especially distressing and confronting or victims of harassment, bullying, sexual abuse around Australians, particularly for those who may…

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Independent review into Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces

The Government has today announced an independent review (the Review) into Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces which will be led by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Ms Kate Jenkins. Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said the aim of the independent review would be to ensure all Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces are safe and respectful and that our national Parliament reflects best…

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Support line available for all Commonwealth parliamentary staff

The Government has today established an independent and confidential 24/7 telephone service to support current and former Commonwealth ministerial, parliamentary and electorate office staff, and those who have experienced serious incidents in any Commonwealth Parliamentary workplace.   The Parliamentary Support Line, 1800 APH SPT or 1800 274 778 will provide support or referrals to police…

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