Results from the 2018 Australian Human Rights Council National Survey showed that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were more likely to be targeted for workplace sexual harassment in the workplace than people who are not Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This is in keeping with Indigenous health and safety outcomes in other areas.
Power inequality, including racial inequality, is a known driver of forms of sexual violence, including sexual harassment. The reforms, structural change and long term cultural change required to stop workplace sexual harassment must address these power inequalities if they are to be truly effective.
For these reasons, NOW Australia wholeheartedly endorses the graceful and powerful calls to action embedded within the Uluru Statement from the Heart.