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

Independent Review Reveals Bullying, Harassment and Safety Concerns at a South Australian Forensic Mental Health Service An independent review has revealed reports of bullying, harassment, gaslighting and feeling unsafe at work at a South Australian forensic mental health service. The external review was conducted in light of a letter sent by “concerned staff” at James […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 25 September 2023 – 1 October 2023

Disability Royal Commission Hands Down Final Report, Makes 222 Recommendations The long-awaited final report from the Disability Royal Commission was released this week following a 4-and-a-half-year investigation into Australia’s disability care sector. The report consists of 12 volumes and suggests 222 recommendations. It is the largest investigation into the experiences of Australians with disabilities. Some[…..]

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 25 April – 1 May 2022

Former High Court Judge on Sexual Harassment In Law Kenneth Hayne is a former High Court judge and banking royal commissioner. He released a statement this week calling for “cultural change” in the legal profession to address the pervasive issue of sexual harassment. Mr Hayne stated his belief that the toxic culture is deterring people[…..]

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 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 4 – 11 April 2021

PM Convenes First Women’s Cabinet Meeting Prime Minister Scott Morrison brought together senior colleagues this week at the first meeting of the new cabinet women’s task force. Minister for Women Marise Payne, who co-chaired the inaugural meeting in Canberra, said the group’s priority would be responding to the Respect at Work report. The report was[…..]

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 9 March 2020 – 15 March 2020

Behavioural Change at South Australian Police The South Australia Equal Opportunity Commission has released its final report into the South Australian Police (SAPOL). Commissioner Dr Niki Vincent wrote that the report focused on how SAPOL has changed perceptions and implemented practices to support gender equality and cultural change. The review was initiated by Commissioner of[…..]