What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 12 June 2023 – 18 June 2023

Transgender Guidelines in High-Performance Australian Sport Released The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has released its inclusion of transgender and gender diverse guidelines for high performing athletes this week. The guidelines serve as a reminder for sport’s governing authorities to obey Australian law and promote a “spirit of inclusion.” According to the article, the new guidelines […]

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

National Survey of Mental Health-Related Stigma and Discrimination The results of the National Survey of Mental Health-Related Stigma and Discrimination have been released. The survey was completed in August 2021 by around 8000 participants. The survey included a series of questions on mental health-related discrimination in the workplace. One in three people reported unfair treatment[…..]

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 21 – 27 June 2021

Respect@Work Recommendations to be Implemented in New Bill Introduced in Parliament A bill to amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth), the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) has been introduced into the Senate. The bill implements some of the recommendations from the Respect@Work report, and intends[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 28 September 2020 – 4 October 2020

Employer Terminates Employment of Employee for Unrelated “Vile” Personal Messages A male employee at logistics firm Invenco has been fired after bullying and harassment of a woman he met over the dating app, Tinder. Thomas McGuirk sent 26-year-old Ebonie Sanderson ‘vile’ audio messages after she declined to meet him for sex. McGuirk labelled Sanderson a[…..]