What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 17 July 2023 – 23 July 2023

NSW Anti-Discrimination Act Referred to NSW Law Reform Commission Attorney-General Michael Daley has stated this week that he has referred the NSW’s Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 to the NSW Law Reform Commission following increased pressure from civil liberty groups. The legislation will be reviewed to determine whether the discrimination laws made in 1977 remain “fit for […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 5 June 2023 – 11 June 2023

Secure Jobs Better Pay Changes Commence to Commence 6 June The Fair Work Commission has announced this week the commencement of several changes under the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Act 2022. From 6 June 2023, several changes have come into effect under the new legislation, including alterations to “bargaining, enterprise agreements… disputes about flexible work[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 29 May 2023 – 4 June 2023

One in Five Trainee Doctors in South Australia Bullied or Harassed The Australia Medical Association (AMA) South Australia has stated this week that bullying is a significant issue faced by junior doctors in the healthcare sector. According to AMA SA, the issue of bullying is pervasive and can have a detrimental effect on the mental[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 15 May 2023 – 21 May 2023

Former FIFO Worker Found Guilty of Raping Colleague at BHP Mine Site Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) worker Ryan Zabaznow was found guilty this week of raping a co-worker at a regional mine site in Western Australia. The case was highly publicised amongst several allegations of sexual harassment in the mining sector. Zabaznow was accused of sexually[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 1 May 2023 – 7 May 2023

Survey Finds 4 out of 10 Workers Bullied in South Australian Local Government A recent survey by the Australian Services Union (ASU) has found that almost 1 in 2 South Australian local government workers have experienced workplace bullying. According to the article, of the 385 local government workers surveyed, 45% of respondents had witnessed bullying[…..]

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

Former Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle Stripped of Order of Australia Title Former Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, was renounced of his Order of Australia honour this week. Governor General David Hurley terminated the appointment in March this year, with the news released on Friday this week in the Australia Gazette. Mr Doyle resigned[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 13 March 2023 – 19 March 2023

Bruce Lehrmann Testifies before Federal Court Last week, Bruce Lehrmann testified before the Federal Court in relation to an extension of time application. According to the article, the extension of time application is typically required to be filed within a year of the allegedly defamatory publications. Lehrmann’s barrister Steven Whybrow SC stated that the defamatory[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 6 March 2023 – 12 March 2023

Network Ten and News Corp Joins Lisa Wilkinson in Bruce Lehrmann Defamation Case Network Ten and News Corp have united with journalist Lisa Wilkinson in relation to Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation trial. The parties are seeking to prove that the former Liberal staffer had raped previous colleague Brittany Higgins in Parliament House. Lehrmann had filed documents[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 23 January 2023 – 29 January 2023

Virgin Airlines Overturns Unfair Dismissal Decision by the Fair Work Commission Virgin Australia has successfully overturned a decision made by the Fair Work Commission last year in relation to an unfair dismissal case of a former employee. The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission found that the previous decision dismissing DeVania Blackburn did not[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 9 – 15 May 2022

Women Facing Burnout, Stress and More Harassment In The Workplace Deloitte released its Women@Work 2022 report, which revealed that half of Australian women face burnout and higher levels of harassment and microaggressions from colleagues. The survey involved 5000 women in 10 countries. Forty five per cent of women are experiencing low levels of mental health.[…..]