What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 22 January 2024 – 28 January 2024

Lawyer Fired for Internet Browsing History Receives Compensation A lawyer claimed he was fired in relation to his internet browsing history, among other performance issues. His employer argued that it had a valid reason for his dismissal as the lawyer had “wasted” a significant amount of time on the internet instead of assisting a valuable […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 21 August 2023 – 27 August 2023

Decrease in Sexual Harassment in Australia, Not Sexual Violence Recent data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that approximately 1.3 million women and more than 400,000 men have been subjected to sexual harassment in the last 12 months. According to the article, while women mostly reported inappropriate comments in relation to[…..]

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 23 – 29 August

Stamping Out Sexual Harassment in Elite Private Boys’ Schools A study by Monash University has found that female teachers in elite private boys’ schools are vulnerable to sexual harassment due to the school’s status and unique constructs. The study was conducted by researchers in the Faculty of Education. They interviewed 32 female teachers from three[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 14 – 20 June

ASX 200 Failing on Harassment A new survey conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission on behalf of investment group, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, has found only 19 per cent of ASX 200 companies believe the board was primarily responsible for writing of policies governing sexual harassment and responses to these issues, with the[…..]