What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment,  Discrimination and Bullying from 4 March 2024 – 10 March 2024 

Mental Health Commission Fails to Offer Psychological Safety Internally  SafeWork NSW found the state’s Mental Health Commission has breached workplace health and safety legislation over its management of bullying and other issues of the organisation’s culture.  A SafeWork NSW spokesperson said on Wednesday: “SafeWork NSW last week issued three improvement notices to the Mental Health […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 17 July 2023 – 23 July 2023

NSW Anti-Discrimination Act Referred to NSW Law Reform Commission Attorney-General Michael Daley has stated this week that he has referred the NSW’s Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 to the NSW Law Reform Commission following increased pressure from civil liberty groups. The legislation will be reviewed to determine whether the discrimination laws made in 1977 remain “fit for[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 12 June 2023 – 18 June 2023

Transgender Guidelines in High-Performance Australian Sport Released The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has released its inclusion of transgender and gender diverse guidelines for high performing athletes this week. The guidelines serve as a reminder for sport’s governing authorities to obey Australian law and promote a “spirit of inclusion.” According to the article, the new guidelines[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 5 June 2023 – 11 June 2023

Secure Jobs Better Pay Changes Commence to Commence 6 June The Fair Work Commission has announced this week the commencement of several changes under the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Act 2022. From 6 June 2023, several changes have come into effect under the new legislation, including alterations to “bargaining, enterprise agreements… disputes about flexible work[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 1 May 2023 – 7 May 2023

Survey Finds 4 out of 10 Workers Bullied in South Australian Local Government A recent survey by the Australian Services Union (ASU) has found that almost 1 in 2 South Australian local government workers have experienced workplace bullying. According to the article, of the 385 local government workers surveyed, 45% of respondents had witnessed bullying[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 24 April 2023 – 30 April 2023

Former Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle Stripped of Order of Australia Title Former Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, was renounced of his Order of Australia honour this week. Governor General David Hurley terminated the appointment in March this year, with the news released on Friday this week in the Australia Gazette. Mr Doyle resigned[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 6 March 2023 – 12 March 2023

Network Ten and News Corp Joins Lisa Wilkinson in Bruce Lehrmann Defamation Case Network Ten and News Corp have united with journalist Lisa Wilkinson in relation to Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation trial. The parties are seeking to prove that the former Liberal staffer had raped previous colleague Brittany Higgins in Parliament House. Lehrmann had filed documents[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 6 – 12 June 2022

Legal Aid NSW Responds to Allegations Of Racism On 7 June, a 7.30 investigation revealed that multiple lawyers and former employees have accused Legal Aid NSW of racism. In the last 6 years, at least 23 employees from culturally diverse backgrounds have resigned. 7.30 spoke to over 20 current and former employees from Indigenous and[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 18 – 24 April 2022

Boss Ordered To Pay $10,000 For Buttock-Slapping Harassment A female employee has been awarded $10,000 in damages after her superior repeatedly slapped her on the buttocks at work. The decision was handed down at the end of March 2022. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal ordered Billy Cheung to pay damages after finding he had[…..]

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[…..]