What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 27 March 2023 – 2 April 2023

Former Victorian Magistrate ‘Sexually Harassed’ Junior Solicitor A Victorian magistrate has been stood down following allegations he sexually harassed a young solicitor in December of last year. Mr Richard Pithouse resigned on 24 March this year due to concerns made about his “in-court behaviour last September.” According to the article, the former magistrate was alleged […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 15 – 21 August 2022

At Last, WA Equal Opportunity Act has Been Reviewed On 17 August, Western Australian Attorney General John Quigley tabled the review of the Equal Opportunity Act to Parliament. The review was conducted by the Law Reform Commission and began in 2019. WA Premier Mark McGowan announced that Parliament is accepting most of the 163 recommendations.[…..]

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

‘Rude And Disruptive’ Employee Loses Bullying Claim An employee’s recent application for unfair dismissal based on bullying allegations was dismissed on the basis that his manager’s behaviour constituted reasonable management action. The employee was an account manager tasked to manage business customers. He was subject to performance indicators, including a target number of calls to[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 15-21 November 2021

Guide To Addressing Spectator Racism in Sports (2021) On 17 November 2021, the Australian Human Rights Commission released its Spectator Racism Guidelines. The document was released to address racial abuse from sporting crowds. It is part of the broader effort to eliminate racism from sport and broader Australian culture. The creation of the Guidelines was[…..]

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

AFP Officer Not Double Dipping Ms Friend was employed by the Australian Federal Police since 2006. In late 2013, she was diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety and PTSD. In 2014, she submitted a worker’s compensation claim for gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome and a psychological condition she attributed to prolonged harassment and bullying from her supervisor.[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 25 April – 02 May 2021

‘Misogynists, Egotistical Bullies’ Revealed in Aviation Firefighting Review Victoria’s aviation firefighting agencies are being urged to clean up a negative culture within their ranks, with some staff accused of running a boys’ club and bullying colleagues, even during emergency situations. An external investigation was undertaken into the state’s aviation firefighting units after years of bullying[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 14 – 21 March 2021

Australia Marches Against Sexual Assault and Harassment of women Tens of thousands of people have turned out to marches across Australia, protesting against the sexual abuse and harassment of women in the country. They were spurred by a recent wave of allegations of sexual assault, centred around Australia’s parliament. Protesters feel the government’s response to[…..]