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INDUSTRY lobby group the Minerals Council of Australia has vowed to crack down on sexual harassment after a report found 40% of workers in mining had experienced some form of sexual harassment in the past five years, with women in the sector more than twice as likely as men to be sexually harassed.

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Women make up just 16% of workers in the mining industry.

According to the Human Rights Commission's national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, women were at a 74% risk compared to 32% for men.