SENATOR DON FARRELL
SHADOW SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR SPORT AND TOURISM
SHADOW MINISTER ASSISTING THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA
TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
SENATOR KATY GALLAGHER
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FINANCE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE
LABOR SENATOR FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
REPORT ON THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY WORKPLACES
Labor welcomes the report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins.
We sincerely thank Ms Jenkins and Australian Human Rights Commission staff for their diligent work.
We also thank all former and current staff, former and current parliamentarians, other building occupants, experts, and volunteers who made submissions to the review.
Labor called for the review and supported the participation of current and former parliamentarians and staff.
We are committed to working across the Parliament to improve working conditions for staff, parliamentarians, and other building occupants, and changing the culture of the parliamentary workplace.
Now the report has been tabled, Labor will carefully consider its findings and recommendations, and most importantly – we will consult with our staff on our response.
This is their workplace, and they deserve nothing less than a safe, respectful, and supportive environment.
TUESDAY, 30 NOVEMBER 2021