Breaking the silence on sexual harassment at work

Monday, 19 September 2022 - 8:30am to 9:00am
A graphic made up of digital drawings of two femmes, one with dark brown skin and one with pink skin, holding up protest signs. One sign reads "enough is enough" and the other reads "end toxic culture".

Content warning: this is a sensitive area of discussion and may be distressing for some listeners. Listeners can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800RESPECT 24/7. Listeners in the music industry or arts can also call Support Act’s wellbeing helpline 24/7 on 1800 959 500.


Today’s show focuses on sexual harassment in the workplace, exploring the need for cultural change both within industries and as a society and looking at some of the legal mechanisms silencing people who have experienced these harms. First, we hear from Anne Jacobs, the National Welfare Manager at Australia’s music industry charity Support Act. Anne speaks about the ‘Raising Their Voices’ report, which presents the findings of an independent review into sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination in the Australian contemporary music industry. After this, Emma Golledge, Director of the University of New South Wales’ Kingsford Legal Centre, unpacks some of the barriers to accountability and transparency faced by people who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace with a focus on non-disclosure agreements.

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).


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