What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 22 January 2024 – 28 January 2024

Lawyer Fired for Internet Browsing History Receives Compensation A lawyer claimed he was fired in relation to his internet browsing history, among other performance issues. His employer argued that it had a valid reason for his dismissal as the lawyer had “wasted” a significant amount of time on the internet instead of assisting a valuable […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 22-28 November 2021

Half of Men in Corporate Australia Are Fatigued by Gender Equality The results of a survey have been released, revealing that half of men working in corporate professions believe that reverse gender discrimination is occurring. Almost half of the men interviewed believe that there is too much discussion on gender equality in the workplace. The[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 31 May – 6 June

Foster Review Finds Incidents Reporting Systems Deficient The Foster Review into parliamentary workplaces has found its processes are not designed or able to appropriately deal with bullying, assault or sexual assault. The review, conducted by deputy secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Stephanie Foster, found 76 complaints across four years were made[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 28 March – 04 April 2021

Ministers Get New Cabinet Roles In response to the series of scandals relating to the treatment of women within Parliament house, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a cabinet reshuffle. Christian Porter has been made Industry minister while Peter Dutton will replace Linda Reynolds in the defence portfolio. Senator Reynolds, who is on medical leave,[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 21 December 2020 – 27 December 2020

Legal Action Against NSW Health Related to Toxic Culture Karen Allen and John Greville have commenced legal action against NSW Health over what they claim is a ‘flawed and toxic’ work culture. The two former senior employees of NSW Health at the Mid-North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) claim they were punished for speaking up[…..]