What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 18-24 October 2021

WA Labor to Introduce New Legislation to Address Workplace Bullying and Sexual Harassment On 20 October 2021, the McGowan Government announced it was introducing the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 to improve employment protections. Among the changes is a new framework to address bullying and sexual harassment. The Bill will allow the WA Industrial […]

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 22 June 2020 – 28 June 2020

Inquiry Finds Judge Dyson Sexually Harassed 6 Female Associates The legal profession was rocked this week after an inquiry found that legal heavyweight Dyson Heydon sexually harassed six High Court Associates. The High Court commissioned the independent inquiry into the now disgraced judge following allegations that he acted inappropriately towards his young female assistants. Rachael[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 2 March 2020 – 8 February 2020

Communal Language of ‘We’ and ‘Us’ in Codes Result in More Breaches A recent study conducted by researchers at Harvard Business School and Bar-Ilan University found that employee’s willingness to comply with codes of conduct depends, in part, on their drafting. To determine how effective codes of conduct are in curbing unethical behaviour, the team[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 17 – 23 September 2018

Another Female MP Complains of Internal Bullying A federal Liberal Party MP has announced she will quit politics in the upcoming election due to in-party bullying. Ann Sudmalis used her parliamentary privilege to denounce NSW state MP, Gareth Ward, for bullying and waging a campaign against her to prevent her re-endorsement. She said that over[…..]