Government recognises need for cultural change to sexual harassment laws

Law Council of Australia

The following statement can be attributed to the President of the Law Council, Dr Jacoba Brasch QC.

“The Law Council of Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s engagement with the important issue of sexual harassment as a matter for the national agenda.

Eliminating sexual harassment in the legal profession has been part of a long-running commitment from the Law Council and recent events have emphasised that fresh and comprehensive responses are required to drive the necessary, and overdue, cultural change.

The government’s broad support of the 55 recommendations of the Respect

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