Parliament Updates

Zali Steggall MP calls for a correction from the Prime Minister over his answer in Question Time

15 March, 2021


During question time, I raised the topic of sexual harassment and questioned the Prime Minister on the government's support of the sex discrimination amendment bill. In his answer, he said that my efforts go beyond the Law Council of Australia's recent national action plan. This is not correct. While I acknowledge that the amendments go beyond Respect@Work—only in that they deal with all aspects of public life, not just the workplace—they do not go beyond the recommendations of the Law Council of Australia's national action plan to address sexual harassment in the legal profession and they are aligned with the recommendation of the 2008 Senate inquiry to include a general prohibition against sex discrimination and sexual harassment in any area of public life.