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

Victorian Nurse Suspended for Sexually Harassing Colleagues A Victorian male nurse was suspended this week for a period of 8 months after sexually harassing female colleagues. Stephan Harris was found by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to have sexually harassed four women between 2015 and 2019 at a rural hospital. It was alleged […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 14 August 2023 – 19 August 2023

Qantas Pilot Ordered to Re-Write Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Claim This week, a Qantas pilot was ordered by the Federal Court to re-write a part of her discrimination and sexual harassment statement of claim against the airline. Davida Forshaw is claiming that her former employer Qantas airlines discriminated against her based on her sex. In[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 7 August 2023 – 13 August 2023

South Australian Barbershop Applies for Exemption from Equal Opportunity Act A barbershop based in Adelaide has applied for an exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act to prevent women from entering the company’s premises. According to the article, the barbershop aims to provide clients with a “male sanctuary,” claiming that it is “Adelaide’s only male only[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 31 July 2023 – 6 August 2023

Landmark Report from Board of Inquiry into Bruce Lehrmann Trial Leaked A leaked report from the inquiry into the trial of Bruce Lehrmann has found that the prosecution was properly brought against Mr Lehrmann. However, the report has made findings against the Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold. According to the article, sources have confirmed[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 10 July 2023 – 16 July 2023

Survey Finds Half of Female Engineers Experienced Discrimination and Harassment A recent report published by Professionals Australia has found that over one half of female engineers surveyed in Australia have experienced gender-based discrimination in the last three years. The report involved a survey of over 1,400 engineers across Australia on topics including experiences at work[…..]

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 22 May 2023 – 28 May 2023

Specialist Detectives Commence Investigation into Alleged Sexual Assault at Mine Site Perth specialist detectives from the sex assault squad have taken carriage of the investigation into the alleged sexual assault at the Roy Hill mine site in Newman. The alleged assault occurred on Friday last week at the Roy Hill Mine Village. The report involved[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 8 May 2023 – 14 May 2023

Former Chief Staffer Sally Rugg Settles Lawsuit Against Monique Ryan Former Chief of Staff Sally Rugg has agreed to a $100,000 settlement in relation to her lawsuit against MP Monique Ryan. The settlement includes no admission by Ryan or by the federal government. The case commenced this year in the federal court by Sally Rugg,[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 6 – 12 June 2022

Legal Aid NSW Responds to Allegations Of Racism On 7 June, a 7.30 investigation revealed that multiple lawyers and former employees have accused Legal Aid NSW of racism. In the last 6 years, at least 23 employees from culturally diverse backgrounds have resigned. 7.30 spoke to over 20 current and former employees from Indigenous and[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 4 – 10 April 2022

Australia’s First National Domestic, Family And Sexual Violence Commissioner On 8 April 2022, the Minister for Women’s Safety announced the first Australian National Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commissioner will be Catherine Fitzpatrick. This new role is being created under the new budget to address women’s issues in Australia. The Coalition is pledging $22.4 million[…..]