What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 24 July 2023 – 30 July 2023

Western Australian Government Launches ‘Zero Tolerance’ Project The State Government has granted $100,000 to the Multicultural Services Centre of Western Australia (MSCWA) to deliver a Zero Tolerance program. The program is designed to promote “safe, respectful and inclusive workplaces for culturally and linguistically diverse women.” According to the article, the program will include training that […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 1 – 7 August 2022

Committee Looks to UK For Code Of Conduct Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised to draft a code of conduct to implement recommendations from the report made by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins into parliamentary workplace culture. The federal parliament’s standards committee is in the process of taking submissions for the code of conduct. This[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 21 – 27 March 2022

New Targeted Campaign and Support to Help People With Disability Land Jobs On 21 March 2022, the Department of Social Services announced a national employment campaign to promote disability inclusivity. The campaign will engage more than 100,000 people with disability in big Australian businesses. The Minister for Families and Social Services, Anne Ruston, said that[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 18 February to 6 March 2022

Boards Central to End Sexual Harassment On 2 March 2022, Kate Jenkins spoke to the importance of boards in preventing sexual harassment in a company. Ms Jenkins is the Sex Discrimination Commissioner. She spoke at the Australian Governance Summit, noting that only 19% of Australian companies recognised the role of the board in being central[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 12 – 18 July

Federal Parliament’s Sexual Harassment Training for Politicians Will Be One Hour and Optional The Community and Public Sector Union has condemned the proposal for one-hour training for Australia’s federal members of parliament as a “tick and flick exercise.” Details obtained from tender documents have revealed that Government is seeking an organisation to provide training covering[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 5 – 11 July

Tasmanian Labor Leader Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation David Byrne has resigned as Tasmanian Labor leader following an allegation that he sexually harassed a junior union employee when she worked for him in 2007 and 2008. In a statement on Sunday, Mr O’Byrne said that the “allegations raised will be dealt with through a confidential[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 17 – 23 May 2021

Commonwealth Parliamentary Review Now Open for Submissions And Interviews The Australian Human Rights Commission has begun inviting contributions to its Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces. The Review will consider the workplace culture of Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces and will deliver its findings in November 2021. The Commission is welcoming contributions from people who work or[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 30 November 2020 – 6 December 2020

Former One Nation Senator Accused of Sexual Harassment Former One Nation Senator Brian Burston has been accused of sexual harassing an ex-staffer. Burston is now fighting the significant compensation claim. Morrison Government Furious with ABC Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has demanded the ABC to explain how the explosive Four Corners report, ‘Inside the Canberra Bubble’,[…..]