What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 3 July 2023 – 9 July 2023

Western Australian Summit Held Next Month After Resources Sector Sexual Misconduct A new summit will be held next month in Perth to address the workplace culture within the Western Australian resources sector. The summit will take place following a recent #MeToo movement across the industry. According to the article, former sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 16 January 2023 – 22 January 2023

More Sexual Harassment Laws Two pieces of significant legislation were quietly assented to in the pre-Christmas rush, which are worth having a look at. Both demonstrate there is a definite shift in the law related to unlawful behaviours from a complaint-based system to one where an organisation must proactively prevent its workers from engaging in[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 27 September – 3 October

Mandatory Vaccines “Discriminatory”, Queensland Police Officers’ Lawyer Says A lawyer for 50 Queensland Police Service employees has written to Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll claiming the vaccine mandate is discriminatory and breaches the workplace award. The letter claims that the members of the group ‘object to the directive and prospective changes in conditions of their employment[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 30 March 2020 – 5 April 2020

Australian Human Rights Commission Releases Respect@Work Report The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has recently released the Respect@Work report – an analysis of sexual harassment in the workplace. Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, remarking on the report’s findings, said it was ‘deeply disappointing’ Australia still had major changes to make. Special counsel for Shine Lawyers,[…..]