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.
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