The Western Australian Government’s push to stamp out sexual violence and drive cultural change in the state’s mining sector is making progress through a ‘Mental Awareness, Respect and Safety’ (MARS) program.
Introduced in 2021, the MARS program has initiated a number of projects including the launch of a study by The Centre for Transformative Work Design, as part of the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University.
The survey seeks to gain a better understanding of worker experiences in WA’s mining industry.
Other MARS program initiatives include:
A number of other MARS program initiatives are being rolled out over the coming months in support of the government’s response to the 2022 WA Parliamentary Inquiry into sexual harassment against women in the fly-in, fly-out mining industry.
“We need to encourage more women to join the mining industry by treating them with respect, ensuring their safety and providing support,” said WA Women’s Interests Minister Sue Ellery.
“These initiatives demonstrate the McGowan Government’s commitment to ensuring the Western Australian resources sector offers a friendly, accommodating and empowering workplace for women.”