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Leaders must drown out noise in push to end harassment

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Stamping out sexual harassment and discrimination in workplaces needs to be elevated beyond the culture wars.

On that point, Chief Justice Peter Quinlan could not be more correct — lest we run the risk of distorting the public debate and the response to the problem.

But leaders from industries outside of mining, including WA’s top judge, can also make more use of their platforms to agitate for change and advocate for gender parity.

Mining bosses including from Rio Tinto, BHP and Fortescue have stepped up over the past year to claim ownership for their companies’ shortcomings in the wake of a damning WA parliamentary inquiry into sexual misconduct in the FIFO industry.

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