ONE THIRD of parliament workers have been sexually harassed, Kate Jenkins' ...

ONE THIRD of parliament workers have been sexually harassed, Kate Jenkins' ...
ONE THIRD of parliament workers have been sexually harassed, Kate Jenkins' ...

One third of Commonwealth parliamentary workers have experienced sexual harassment, a damning report has found.

Some 37 per cent have been bullied and 77 per cent have heard about cases of bullying and harassment, the report by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins report found.  

A total of 61 per cent of bullies were women while 81 per cent of sexual harassers were men. 

The report was commissioned nine months ago after former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins (pictured), 26, alleged she was raped in Parliament House after a night out in 2019

The report was commissioned nine months ago after former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins (pictured), 26, alleged she was raped in Parliament House after a night out in 2019

One in four people who experienced sexual harassment said they were harassed by a politician. 

Only 11 per cent of people who experienced sexual harassment reported it.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he was shocked by the statistics but not surprised.

'Like anyone who works in this building, I find the statistics that are presented there, of course appalling and disturbing. I wish I found them more surprising. But I find them just as appalling,' he said. 

Ms Jenkins said she was not surprised by the stats because one in three Australian workers around the country suffer sexual harassment. 

The report was commissioned nine months ago after former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins, 26, alleged she was raped in Parliament House after a night out in 2019. 

Scott Morrison announces the release of the 400-page report into harassment in Parliament House

Scott Morrison announces the release of the 400-page report into harassment in Parliament House

Ms Jenkins made 28 recommendations including a 10-year plan to have the same number of male and female politicians and a clearer alcohol policy with set times when drinking is acceptable. 

The report also contained damning anecdotes from anonymous participants who revealed there is a 'work hard, play hard' culture in parliament which features regular drinking.

One said politicians have even gone on to the floor of Parliament while drunk. 

'Members of

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