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Sexual Abuse at Australian Mines Set to Be Targeted By New Rules

Sept. 21, 2022, 6:17 AM

Western Australia’s state government has outlined plans to clamp down on sexual assault and harassment in the mining industry, after a landmark inquiry unveiled shocking cases of abuse of women workers at companies including BHP Group and Rio Tinto Group.

All 24 recommendations in the inquiry, released in June, have been agreed to or supported in-principle by the government, it said in a statement Wednesday. They include implementing a code of practice to improve security for remote workers, funding for legal and advocacy advice, and legislation to bring WA’s definition of sexual harassment in line with the rest of ...