What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 29 May 2023 – 4 June 2023

One in Five Trainee Doctors in South Australia Bullied or Harassed The Australia Medical Association (AMA) South Australia has stated this week that bullying is a significant issue faced by junior doctors in the healthcare sector. According to AMA SA, the issue of bullying is pervasive and can have a detrimental effect on the mental […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 15 May 2023 – 21 May 2023

Former FIFO Worker Found Guilty of Raping Colleague at BHP Mine Site Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) worker Ryan Zabaznow was found guilty this week of raping a co-worker at a regional mine site in Western Australia. The case was highly publicised amongst several allegations of sexual harassment in the mining sector. Zabaznow was accused of sexually[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 8 May 2023 – 14 May 2023

Former Chief Staffer Sally Rugg Settles Lawsuit Against Monique Ryan Former Chief of Staff Sally Rugg has agreed to a $100,000 settlement in relation to her lawsuit against MP Monique Ryan. The settlement includes no admission by Ryan or by the federal government. The case commenced this year in the federal court by Sally Rugg,[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 12 – 18 December 2022

2 Women Sexually Harassed By Late Supreme Court Judge Win Settlement Two women have received settlement after Peter Vickery harassed and discriminated against them. The women made the claims against Vickery, who was a Supreme Court judge in Victoria, in 2020. His inappropriate behaviour included sending sexual poetry and kissing one of the women on[…..]

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 26 July – 1 Aug

Performance Management was not Bullying: No Constructive Dismissal due to Resignation The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an application by an employee alleging that performance improvement plan and warning letters amounted to bullying. Christopher Burgess applied to the Commission under s394 of the Fair Work Act for an unfair dismissal remedy in relation to Optus.[…..]

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[…..]