Remove Section 13 of the Sex Discrimination Act to protect state public servants

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Currently Section 13 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) states that State Government Employers and employees are not held responsible for sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination against a state public servant in their employment. In light of the #Metoo and #Now Australia movements this is completely outdated and unacceptable. State government employers/employees should be role models in the fight against sexual harassment and sex discrimination-not be protected by legal loopholes!

At June 2018 there were 1,588,700 state government employees across Australia. This means that teachers, police, paramedics, nurses, prison officers, transport workers and any role that is employed in a state government position regardless of being female, male,indigenous, or LGBTI have no protection against sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in their employment by the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Federal Justice system. 

With the NSW state election and the Federal election imminent now is the time to put pressure on our governments to make this change. 

Section 13 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 needs to be removed-NOW!