What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 11 December 2023 – 17 December 2023

Controversial Lawyer Nathan Buckley Faces Discipline for Social Media Posts The New South Wales (NSW) Law Society’s council brought an application against controversial lawyer Nathan Buckley in late 2021. The council alleged that his social media activity in 2021 amounted to unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. In one of his posts, Mr Buckley is […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 28 November – 4 December 2022

Respect at Work Bill Passed • The Government announced the passage of the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Act 2022 (‘the Bill’) through Parliament. The Bill has now passed through both house of Parliament and is awaiting Royal Assent. The key amendments are • Positive duty: The introduction of a positive[…..]

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[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 9 November 2020 – 15 November 2020

ABC Exposes Christian Porter and Alan Tudge’s Inappropriate Behaviour An ABC’s Four Corners report has exposed the bedroom misdeeds of Australia’s Attorney-General Christian Porter and Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge. The program exposed that Tudge engaged in an extramarital affair with his press secretary and Porter allegedly engaged in a pattern of sleazy behaviour dating[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 24 August 2020 – 30 August 2020

Gymnastics Australia Inquiry Set to Reveal Spectrum of Abuse Allegations The Human Rights Commission is conducting an independent review into Gymnastics Australia. The review follows the ‘Athlete A’ documentary, which exposed systemic instances of sexual abuse within the sport across the United States. The documentary saw dozens of Australian gymnasts to speak up about their[…..]