What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 22 January 2024 – 28 January 2024

Lawyer Fired for Internet Browsing History Receives Compensation A lawyer claimed he was fired in relation to his internet browsing history, among other performance issues. His employer argued that it had a valid reason for his dismissal as the lawyer had “wasted” a significant amount of time on the internet instead of assisting a valuable […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 11 December 2023 – 17 December 2023

Controversial Lawyer Nathan Buckley Faces Discipline for Social Media Posts The New South Wales (NSW) Law Society’s council brought an application against controversial lawyer Nathan Buckley in late 2021. The council alleged that his social media activity in 2021 amounted to unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. In one of his posts, Mr Buckley is[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 4 September 2023 – 10 September 2023

WA Statistics Related to Sexual Harassment Complaints In the 2022-23 reporting year the Commission received 31 complaints of sexual harassment in employment, 24 of those were from women. In the complaints received, women told of constant sexualised comments, supervisors trying to kiss them at work functions and receiving a sexualised Secret Santa gift from a[…..]

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 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 21 December 2020 – 27 December 2020

Legal Action Against NSW Health Related to Toxic Culture Karen Allen and John Greville have commenced legal action against NSW Health over what they claim is a ‘flawed and toxic’ work culture. The two former senior employees of NSW Health at the Mid-North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) claim they were punished for speaking up[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 14 December 2020 – 20 December 2020

McLachlan’s Criminal Charges Dropped Due to Issue of Consent Melbourne magistrate Belinda Wallington has dismissed all 13 charges of indecent assault against Australian actor Craig McLachlan. The 55-year-old was charged with seven counts of indecent assault and six of common law assault against four female co-stars. While magistrate Belinda Wallington made it known that the[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 19 October 2020 – 25 October 2020

Adult Cyber Abuse Increased by 87% since COVID-19 Since COVID-19, Australia has experienced an 87% increase in adult cyber abuse reports, compared to the 2019 average. A significant number complaints involve ‘being sent unwanted messages, receiving inappropriate content such as pornography or violent content, or being electronically tracked without consent. Federation University Australia senior cyber[…..]