What’s Current: One in three Australian parliamentary workers experience sexual harassment

  • One in three people working in Australia’s parliament has experienced sexual harassment, a landmark independent report finds. The inquiry was launched after a former staffer’s allegations triggered a wave of sexual misconduct claims.
  • Gender-neutral pronoun “iel” is included in the newest edition of a leading French dictionary, sparking widespread debate over “wokisme” from Western politics.
  • An Italian TV reporter files charges against a man whom she claims assaulted her on live TV after a football match, just as the football league was promoting a campaign to end violence against women.
  • Several women are fighting to have sexual harassment included in Saskatchewan’s employment legislation, arguing workers need better legal protection against unwanted advances.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.