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Exclusive report: Queensland public service staff made 140 sex complaints in 12 months




Queensland public servants are facing sexual misconduct and bullying on a daily basis, and only a fraction of such complaints are resulting in disciplinary action.

Figures obtained by 7NEWS have revealed staff reported unwelcome attention of a sexual nature 140 times in the 2019-2020 financial year – which equates to two complaints a week on average.

In the financial year previous to that, 158 sexual misconduct complaints were made.

The statistics from the Public Service Commission have been obtained by 7NEWS after a Right To Information request.

The behaviour, which was defined as actions or comments of a sexual nature where a person felt offended, humiliated or intimidated, resulted in six people being fired.

Twenty-one people were…

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