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Media alert: Press conference to launch new national campaign to end sexual harassment at work

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With sexual harassment the most common form of violence against women, and more than 40% of women in Australia having experienced it at work in the past five years, a new national campaign launches on Monday aiming to make workplace prevention of sexual harassment a national priority for employers.  

The Lead the Change campaign is being launched by Assistant Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Justine Elliot, and CEO of Our Watch, Patty Kinnersly, at a construction site in Canberra. The campaign targets leaders of industries including construction, retail and telecommunications. 

It spells out to employers that preventing harassment before it starts is the most beneficial, cost-effective path for businesses.  

Media Alert 

Spokespeople: Justine Elliot, Assistant Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence   

                          Patty Kinnersly, CEO, Our Watch  

Date                  Monday 18 March 2024

Time                  8 am - 9 am

Location:         Canberra Institute of Technology construction site,  

                          21 Bowes St, Woden 

                          Meet at the Woden Town Square, at the bottom of the stairs 

                          See meeting point on the map below 

                          Gates will be open to the media zone on the CIT Woden Campus construction site. 

Parking             Matilda St carpark or Westfield carpark

Media Contact   Susan Cullinan, Senior Media Adviser, 0448 844 930 



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