Missy Higgins, Isabella Manfredi & More Throw Support Behind NOW Australia

26 March 2018 | 10:07 am | Staff Writer

The campaign aims to raise $250,000 to address sexual harassment, abuse and assault in Australian workplaces.

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Some of Australia's most respected and well-known musicians have thrown their support behind the newly launched NOW Australia movement.

As reported by The Guardian, journalist Tracey Spicer has started the campaign with the aim to raise $250,000 to address sexual harassment, abuse and assault in Australian workplaces.

Funds raised will go towards creating a fully staffed support centre, to connect people with counselling and legal services. The centre will be open for any person from any industry who needs support. 

According the NOW Australia website, "It started with a tweet."

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"Last year, journalist Tracey Spicer asked Australians working in the media to contact her with their #metoo stories. She received more than 1600 responses. They came from different industries and backgrounds, but they all had something in common: experiences of workplace sexual harassment, intimidation or abuse. Many expressed the shame and fear that kept them from speaking out. This must change. And it starts NOW." 

Musicians including Missy Higgins, Isabella Manfredi, Clare Bowditch and Ella Hooper have thrown their support behind the campaign. Check out the video below.

Find out more info on the NOW Australia movement here.