What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 2 – 8 May 2022

Female Football Umpires Abused, Harassed, Forced To Change In Front Of Male Colleagues, Report Finds The Australian Football League (AFL) issued a formal apology to female and non-binary umpires after a report was released revealing a pattern of sexual harassment. The acting chief executive, Kylie Rogers, encourages anyone who experiences sexism or harassment to report […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 13 – 19 September

New Sex Discrimination Act Leaves Volunteers Behind Pro Bono Australia has said that new changes to the Sex Discrimination Act may leave volunteers behind. While some volunteers and unpaid workers will be covered by federal legal protection against sexual harassment, the rules do not apply to volunteer run organisations. The term ‘employee’ has been replaced[…..]

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 19 – 25 July

Companies Must Have a Duty to Eliminate Sexual Harassment: Kate Jenkins The Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has called on the government to impose a positive duty on employers to take reasonable steps to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace. The interim report on the inquiry into Parliament House culture urged the government to implement[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 4 – 11 April 2021

PM Convenes First Women’s Cabinet Meeting Prime Minister Scott Morrison brought together senior colleagues this week at the first meeting of the new cabinet women’s task force. Minister for Women Marise Payne, who co-chaired the inaugural meeting in Canberra, said the group’s priority would be responding to the Respect at Work report. The report was[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 21 -28 March 2021

Images Show Senior Government Staff Performing Sex Acts at Parliament House A Liberal staffer has been sacked after a leak of images and videos of male senior government staff performing sex acts in Parliament House. The Prime Minister said it was “not good enough” and “totally unacceptable” after the graphic images and videos of staff[…..]