The federal government will amend the Sex Discrimination Act to include politicians and judges, who have previously been exempt from the laws.
The government is outlining its response to the Respect at Work report, announcing it will adopt the 55 recommendations either in full or in part.
Attorney-General Michaelia Cash said a series of legislative changes would be introduced into Parliament this year, aimed at strengthening protections against sexual harassment in the workplace.
She said as part of the changes, politicians and judges would be subject to the Sex Discrimination Act.
“We will be subject to the same law as anybody else which means we’ll be subject to the same consequences,” Senator Cash said.
“Somebody can bring a complaint against you to the commission, if it’s upheld it’s upheld. if it’s not, it’s not.”
More to come.