Sexual harassment in WA’s mining sector still exists

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Researchers from the Centre for Transformative Work at Curtin University surveyed more than 2,500 workers and conducted in-depth interviews with 60 individuals to gain insights into their experiences.

The report concluded that 5-41 per cent of women mining workers reported experiencing behaviours of sexist and sexual hostility sometimes, often or very often within the past 12 months, while 3-11 per cent of men experienced the same.

As well as individuals identifying as LGBTQI+ are more vulnerable and are at a higher risk of bullying and sexual harassment.

The reports release is apart of the Western Australian Government’s establishment of the Mental Awareness, Respect and Safety (MARS) program in December 2021.


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