What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 27 November 2023 – 3 December 2023

Is Working from Home and Flexibility Dying Out? The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently dealt with a case against an Adelaide man who wanted to work full-time from home. The case has occurred in light of a number of large corporations (such as Commonwealth Bank, NAB and IBM) who have ordered their employees back into […]

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 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 10 October – 16 October 2022

Going Green for Mental Health On 14 October, staff at the WA Equal Opportunity Commission wore green for mental health awareness. The Commissioner, Dr John Byrne, issued a statement, saying that mental health makes up around 30% of impairment complaints at the Commission. He said that raising awareness on mental health and psychosocial disabilities is[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 12 – 18 September 2022

Bullying, harassment and exploitation – all in a day’s work in hospitality The University of Queensland released results from a survey it conducted on the hospitality industry. The study involved 400 hospitality employees between late 2021 and early 2022. The study revealed that the industry is rife with sexual harassment, bullying and exploitation. Over 60%[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 1-7 November 2021

It’s Time for the AFL to Implement a No-Fault Stand-Down Policy The Australian Football League (AFL) has been called to implement a policy that will automatically stand down players that have been accused of committing an act of violence against women. This conversation was sparked by the recent charging of Jordan de Goey in New[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 28 February – 7 March 2021

Workplace Lawsuit Against Two Cabinet Ministers Looms Two federal government ministers are facing legal action over the treatment of a former staff member, Rachelle Miller. The legal action is focused on the period Ms Miller worked for Alan Tudge when he was human services minister, and for Michaelia Cash when she was jobs and innovation[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 16 November 2020 – 22 November 2020

Strong Workplace Racism Experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People The Diversity Council of Australia and the University of Technology Sydney’s Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research have just published the much-anticipated Gari Yala report. The report surveyed 1,033 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from around the country about their experiences in[…..]