What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 28 December 2020 – 3 January 2021

ACT Law Society Created Specific System for Sexual Harassment Complaints On advice from a working group set up in the wake of the Dyson Heydon scandal, the ACT Law Society has committed to establishing a system specifically for sexual harassment complaints within the legal profession. The system will connect ACT legal practitioners with a confidant […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 9 November 2020 – 15 November 2020

ABC Exposes Christian Porter and Alan Tudge’s Inappropriate Behaviour An ABC’s Four Corners report has exposed the bedroom misdeeds of Australia’s Attorney-General Christian Porter and Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge. The program exposed that Tudge engaged in an extramarital affair with his press secretary and Porter allegedly engaged in a pattern of sleazy behaviour dating[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 26 October 2020 – 1 November 2020

Class is Strongest Indicator of Workplace Inclusion New research conducted by Diversity Council Australia (DCA) has found that ‘class’ is the strongest indicator of workers’ experience of inclusion at work and the indicator most strongly linked to exclusion. Based on survey results of over 3,000 Australian workers, the study looked at nine diversity indicators. These[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 7 September 2020 – 13 September 2020

Australia’s First Claim For ‘Reproductive Leave’ Gets ACTU Backing Victoria’s Health and Community Services Union (VHCSU) is pushing for employers to grant leave and flexibility around reproductive health issues. Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) president, Michele O’Neil, has stood in support of the claim that employees undergoing treatments – such as assisted reproduction, termination[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 25 May 2020 – 31 May 2020

People with a Disability Become Entrepreneurs as a Way to Secure Work A new study by UTS Business School has found that people with disabilities are approximately 40% more likely to be self-employed. The recent Entrepreneurs with Disability Report analysed Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data and surveyed 160 self-employed people with a disability. It[…..]