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The year before Brittany Higgins’ reported sexual assault in the office of then Defence Industry Minister Linda Reynolds, the Human Rights Commission contracted Roy Morgan to research sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

This national survey indicated that one in three Australians have experienced sexual harassment at work in the last five years, and that 23 per cent of women and 16 per cent of men had experienced some form of workplace sexual harassment in the last 12 months.

The majority of people who acknowledged that they had been sexually harassed at work, did not report it or seek support – in fact only 17 per cent made a formal complaint.

Of those who did, almost one in five were “labelled a troublemaker, ostracised,…

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