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 8 January 2024 – 14 January 2024

Gender Pay Data on Private Sector Employers Soon to Be Made Public On 27 February this year, the Workforce Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) will release the first set of private sector employer gender pay gap data. The collected data will cover reporting from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. The information will include median[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 3 July 2023 – 9 July 2023

Western Australian Summit Held Next Month After Resources Sector Sexual Misconduct A new summit will be held next month in Perth to address the workplace culture within the Western Australian resources sector. The summit will take place following a recent #MeToo movement across the industry. According to the article, former sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 25 April – 1 May 2022

Former High Court Judge on Sexual Harassment In Law Kenneth Hayne is a former High Court judge and banking royal commissioner. He released a statement this week calling for “cultural change” in the legal profession to address the pervasive issue of sexual harassment. Mr Hayne stated his belief that the toxic culture is deterring people[…..]

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

AFP Officer Not Double Dipping Ms Friend was employed by the Australian Federal Police since 2006. In late 2013, she was diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety and PTSD. In 2014, she submitted a worker’s compensation claim for gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome and a psychological condition she attributed to prolonged harassment and bullying from her supervisor.[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 7 March 2021 – 14 March 2021

Woman Fired After Reporting Horror Sexual Harassment from Boss Jessica, whose name has been changed for privacy reasons, worked at a Sydney-based creative company. She was sexually harassed by her boss and reported it to her workplace, only to be terminated two months later. She described the workplace as being toxic from her very first[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 23 November 2020 – 29 November 2020

Local Council Granted Exemption to Get Women into Truck Driving Roles The Ipswich City Council in Queensland has successfully applied for an exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD). The exemption will allow the Ipswich Council to target women specifically for Waste Services Truck Driver jobs and assist them in gaining their Heavy Rigid (HR)[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 19 October 2020 – 25 October 2020

Adult Cyber Abuse Increased by 87% since COVID-19 Since COVID-19, Australia has experienced an 87% increase in adult cyber abuse reports, compared to the 2019 average. A significant number complaints involve ‘being sent unwanted messages, receiving inappropriate content such as pornography or violent content, or being electronically tracked without consent. Federation University Australia senior cyber[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 25 May 2020 – 31 May 2020

People with a Disability Become Entrepreneurs as a Way to Secure Work A new study by UTS Business School has found that people with disabilities are approximately 40% more likely to be self-employed. The recent Entrepreneurs with Disability Report analysed Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data and surveyed 160 self-employed people with a disability. It[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 16 March 2020 – 22 March 2020

Be Aware of Racism in the Midst of the Coronavirus Helen De Cieri, a management professor at Monash University Business School, has said that managers play a crucial role in allaying fears and creating inclusive workplaces amid the COVID-19 crisis. Since the start of the outbreak, Australia has seen a rise in racism against people[…..]