Essential Report

Sexual harassment

Dec 11, 2017

Q. Over the last few months there has been a lot of media attention on sexual harassment and sexual discrimination in the workplace, particularly in certain industries such as the media, film and television (both in Australia and internationally). Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
It is important that these cases of harassment and discrimination are exposed and those involved take responsibility for their past behavior. 71%   76% 70% 81% 60%   69% 73% 75% 68% 71%
Exposing these cases could unfairly harm reputations for things that happened in the past and claims that may be exaggerated. 17%   14% 20% 11% 30%   19% 15% 14% 17% 21%
Not sure 12%   10% 10% 8% 10%   125 12% 11% 15% 8%


71% agree it is important to expose cases of sexual harassment and discrimination and 17% think exposing these cases could cause harm. There were not major differences by demographics. Greens voters (81%) were more likely to favour exposing these cases and other party voters less likely (60%).


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