What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 17 – 23 October 2022

Is A ‘Neutral’ Workplace Dress Code Discriminatory? Australian commentators have been interested in the recent European Court of Justice decision where a neutral dress code at a workplace was not ruled as direct or indirect discrimination based on religion or belief. The case concerned a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf who was denied interviewing for […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 31 May – 6 June

Foster Review Finds Incidents Reporting Systems Deficient The Foster Review into parliamentary workplaces has found its processes are not designed or able to appropriately deal with bullying, assault or sexual assault. The review, conducted by deputy secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Stephanie Foster, found 76 complaints across four years were made[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 24 – 30 May 2021

Australia Post Senate Inquiry Report Released, Recommending that the PM Apologise to Christine Holgate The report of the Senate Committee Inquiry into Australia Post and the ousting of Christine Holgate over Cartier watches had been published, listing 25 recommendations. Among them is a recommendation that the Australia Post Board, Shareholder Ministers and the Prime Minister[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 28 March – 04 April 2021

Ministers Get New Cabinet Roles In response to the series of scandals relating to the treatment of women within Parliament house, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a cabinet reshuffle. Christian Porter has been made Industry minister while Peter Dutton will replace Linda Reynolds in the defence portfolio. Senator Reynolds, who is on medical leave,[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 4 January 2021 – 10 January 2021

BHP on Target for Gender Balance BHP’s chief executive Mike Henry has said that the nation’s largest miner has ‘made significant advances in it’s push to break the industry’s acute workforce gender imbalance by lifting the number of women it has hired or promoted.’ This was a target the industry leading mining company set for[…..]