What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 01 April 2024 – 07 April 2024

Female Tradies in Australia Changing Their Names To Get Job Interviews Because: “We Don’t Hire Women and We’re Not Going to Interview You” Female tradies in Australia are altering their names to appear more masculine in an attempt to land an interview with a potential employer, according to reports. Hacia Atherton, Empowered Women in Trades […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Unfair Dismissal, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 5 Feb – 11 Feb 2024

Employee accused of misconduct reinstated following ‘deeply flawed’ investigation The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has reinstated an employee of a mining company after his employer failed to conduct a thorough investigation into allegations of misconduct. The decision is a reminder for employers to ensure that they have the necessary expertise and procedures in place before[…..]

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

Western Australian Government Launches ‘Zero Tolerance’ Project The State Government has granted $100,000 to the Multicultural Services Centre of Western Australia (MSCWA) to deliver a Zero Tolerance program. The program is designed to promote “safe, respectful and inclusive workplaces for culturally and linguistically diverse women.” According to the article, the program will include training that[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 20 March 2023 – 26 March 2023

Sexual Harassment Widespread in Retail Industry The University of Sydney in partnership with the Australian National University released a new report on 23 March 2023 detailing the experiences of men and women in the Australian retail industry. The retail industry is reportedly Australia’s second largest industry, constituted of approximately 10% of the Australian workforce. The[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 29 November – 5 December 2021

Review Finds 1 In 3 Staff in Federal Parliament Experience Sexual Harassment Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, conducted a review into sexual harassment in federal parliament. The findings show that one in three employees have experienced a form of sexual harassment. The review began in response to rape allegations made by Brittany Higgins. Ms Higgins[…..]

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

Female FIFO Workers Sexually Assaulted, Harassed The Australian Workers Union and the Mining and Energy Union have released the results of a survey of 425 fly-in fly-out workers, including 125 women, as part of their submission to a state parliamentary inquiry into sexual harassment in the mining industry. The report revealed one in five women[…..]

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

Brittany Higgins Alleged Attacker to Face Court The ACT Police have served a summons on a 26 year-old man accused of allegedly sexually assaulting former government staffer, Brittany Higgins. The man will face one charge of sexual intercourse without consent at Parliament House on March 23 2019. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 12[…..]

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

Tasmanian Labor Leader Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation David Byrne has resigned as Tasmanian Labor leader following an allegation that he sexually harassed a junior union employee when she worked for him in 2007 and 2008. In a statement on Sunday, Mr O’Byrne said that the “allegations raised will be dealt with through a confidential[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 11 – 18 April 2021

Councillor, Sandy Grekas, on Gender Abuse and Harassment in Local Government Female councillors have today spoken out about how the toxic workplace culture inside federal and NSW Parliaments is replicated at a local level and is a disincentive for women to enter local government. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, female councillors face a barrage[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 31 January 2021 – 7 February 2021

Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment, Violence and Aggression New national work health and safety guidance has been developed by Safe Work Australia to help businesses prevent workplace sexual harassment, violence and aggression. These new guidelines are a response to The Australian Human Rights Commission’s report on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, which highlighted its prevalence, and[…..]