A new anti-discrimination bill and human rights bill
On 27 September 2022, the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022 (Bill) was introduced to the House of Representatives. The Bill is a response to the recommendations of the 2020 Respect@Work Report (Report) and is yet to be passed. It seeks to implement a further seven of the Report's recommendations (with some recommendations having already been implemented). The Bill is expected to significantly strengthen Australia's regulatory framework in respect of sex discrimination, and in particular, sexual harassment.