What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 16 – 22 May 2022

Sexual Harassment Complaints Up By 25pc, Says Kate Jenkins Sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has warned employers to “get their house in order” to address sexual harassment as employees return to work. Harassment complaints have risen to 25 per cent since the beginning of the pandemic. Kate Jenkins also said that the Australia Human Rights […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 15-21 November 2021

Guide To Addressing Spectator Racism in Sports (2021) On 17 November 2021, the Australian Human Rights Commission released its Spectator Racism Guidelines. The document was released to address racial abuse from sporting crowds. It is part of the broader effort to eliminate racism from sport and broader Australian culture. The creation of the Guidelines was[…..]

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 November 2020 – 8 November 2020

Bullying/Stress Claims for Health Professionals Related to COVID-19 Safe Work Australia has revealed that 533 teachers, nurses and public servants have claimed COVID-19 stress compensation, prompted by bullying, being overworked and anxiety. Asian Australians Facing More Race Discrimination Since Covid-19 The Australian National University’s Centre for Social Research Methods and Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership (CAAL)[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 12 October 2020 – 18 October 2020

Allianz Report Shows Psychological WC Claims Increased by 80% Since 2017 A report by Allianz has found that the cost of psychological workers compensation claims has increased by 80% since 2017. The Allianz Future Thriving Workplaces report found that the behaviours employees claim most negatively influenced their mental health are: • Ineffective or unfair management[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 5 October 2020 – 11 October 2020

Increase in Sexual Harassment Complaints Since Covid-19 According to HCA Mag, the number of sexual harassment complaints has risen since the pandemic. Victoria, the state hit hardest by COVID-19, has seen one of the biggest increases in sexual harassment complaints, with reports up six per cent in the past twelve months. Commentators have speculated that[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 6 July 2020 – 12 July 2020

University Researchers Warn There are Barriers in the Workplace That Prevent an Employee from Complaining about Sexual Harassment Researchers Dominique Allen and Adriana Orifici from Monash Business School have warned that there are barriers in the legal system that prevents women from complaining about sexual harassment. Orifici and Allen said that recent allegations against Mr[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 4 May 2020 – 10 May 2020

Higher Standard of Email Etiquette Expected From Now On With social distancing restrictions easing across much of Australia, a big question remains: what will life be like when we return to normal? Dave Cook, a PhD Researcher of Anthropology at University College London, has attempted to answer this question by identifying five big trends he[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 6 April 2020 – 12 April 2020

Report Says, Discrimination Against LGBTIQ+ Still Prevalent A new report, prepared and endorsed by 202 NGOs across the country, has found that despite reforms, discrimination against LGBTIQ+ persons remain prevalent. Edwina MacDonald, Legal Director at the Human Rights Law Centre and one of the report’s coordinators, said that the report ‘provides a snapshot of the[…..]