Australia moves to tackle harassment

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IslamNews – After two months of sexual harassment and assault scandals, including a claim of a rape inside Parliament House, Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled a “road map for respect” for the country’s public and private sectors.

Mr. Morrison said his government adopted all 55 recommendations from the country’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner “in whole, in part, or in principle,” wording that led many women to demand more details and a clear timeline.

The plan promises new legislation to end exemptions for judges and members of Parliament from the country’s sex discrimination law, which critics say has allowed lawmakers to act with impunity and made Parliament House an unsafe, sexist backwater. It includes more education in schools, and would allow victims to file complaints for up to two years after an attack.

Source: The New York Times