What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 30 October 2023 – 5 November 2023

Public Service Census Finds More than 40% Plan to Leave Agency Within Five Years A State Government survey of public sector workers has revealed that a significant number of employees are planning to quit their agency due to “pressure, bullying and harassment.” The census involved more than 47,000 public sector employees. 10.4% of the workers […]

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 27 March 2023 – 2 April 2023

Former Victorian Magistrate ‘Sexually Harassed’ Junior Solicitor A Victorian magistrate has been stood down following allegations he sexually harassed a young solicitor in December of last year. Mr Richard Pithouse resigned on 24 March this year due to concerns made about his “in-court behaviour last September.” According to the article, the former magistrate was alleged[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 9 – 15 May 2022

Women Facing Burnout, Stress and More Harassment In The Workplace Deloitte released its Women@Work 2022 report, which revealed that half of Australian women face burnout and higher levels of harassment and microaggressions from colleagues. The survey involved 5000 women in 10 countries. Forty five per cent of women are experiencing low levels of mental health.[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 21 – 27 February 2022

Office Laptop Complaint Relating to Office To Queensland’s Integrity Commissioner Still Under Investigation The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) of Queensland confirmed that it is investigating complaints against the Integrity Commissioner relating to an office laptop. The CCC has received 10 complaints about the Integrity Commissioner, Nikola Stepanov, and her office since October 2020. One[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 7 – 13 February 2022

Westpac Manager Fired for Two Second Touch to Female Colleagues Bottom In a landmark decision by the Fair Work Commission, Deputy President Binet upheld a sacking by Westpac of one of their senior managers, with a 35-year unblemished record, for touching the bottom of a junior female staff member at after work drinks. CCTV footage[…..]

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 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 4 – 10 October

AFP Officer Not Double Dipping Ms Friend was employed by the Australian Federal Police since 2006. In late 2013, she was diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety and PTSD. In 2014, she submitted a worker’s compensation claim for gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome and a psychological condition she attributed to prolonged harassment and bullying from her supervisor.[…..]

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[…..]