What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 01 April 2024 – 07 April 2024

Female Tradies in Australia Changing Their Names To Get Job Interviews Because: “We Don’t Hire Women and We’re Not Going to Interview You” Female tradies in Australia are altering their names to appear more masculine in an attempt to land an interview with a potential employer, according to reports. Hacia Atherton, Empowered Women in Trades […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 12 Feb – 18 Feb 2024

Case against Perfection Fresh one of the biggest workplace sexual harassment and assault cases in Australia Proceedings have commenced in the Federal Court, whereby 12 women, supported by the United Workers Union, are suing fresh product giant Perfection Fresh after working at Two Wells Glasshouse in South Australia and allegedly being sexually harassed. As reported[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 4 September 2023 – 10 September 2023

WA Statistics Related to Sexual Harassment Complaints In the 2022-23 reporting year the Commission received 31 complaints of sexual harassment in employment, 24 of those were from women. In the complaints received, women told of constant sexualised comments, supervisors trying to kiss them at work functions and receiving a sexualised Secret Santa gift from a[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 26 June 2023 – 2 July 2023

Legal Practice Board of Western Australia Launches ‘Speak Safely’ for Legal Professionals The Legal Practice Board of Western Australia has released a new online tool for legal professionals to report instances of harassment and inappropriate behaviour within workplaces. According to the article, the new “Speak Safely” program provides an anonymous online portal for legal practitioners[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 22 May 2023 – 28 May 2023

Specialist Detectives Commence Investigation into Alleged Sexual Assault at Mine Site Perth specialist detectives from the sex assault squad have taken carriage of the investigation into the alleged sexual assault at the Roy Hill mine site in Newman. The alleged assault occurred on Friday last week at the Roy Hill Mine Village. The report involved[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 29 August – 4 September 2022

Poor Management: The Biggest Risk Factor For Workplace Bullying The University of South Australia has released a paper titled Workplace bullying as an organisational problem: Spotlight on people management practices. The paper was led by Professor Michelle Tuckey in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Queensland and Auburn University. The researchers developed a screening[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 8 – 14 August 2022

Research Commences For 5th National Survey on Workplace Sexual Harassment Every four years the Australian Human Rights Commission conducts a national survey on sexual harassment in the workplace. The newest survey has just commenced. The data collected is used to inform Australian businesses of the appropriate response to sexual harassment in the workplace. The 2018[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 28 December 2020 – 3 January 2021

ACT Law Society Created Specific System for Sexual Harassment Complaints On advice from a working group set up in the wake of the Dyson Heydon scandal, the ACT Law Society has committed to establishing a system specifically for sexual harassment complaints within the legal profession. The system will connect ACT legal practitioners with a confidant[…..]

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 22 June 2020 – 28 June 2020

Inquiry Finds Judge Dyson Sexually Harassed 6 Female Associates The legal profession was rocked this week after an inquiry found that legal heavyweight Dyson Heydon sexually harassed six High Court Associates. The High Court commissioned the independent inquiry into the now disgraced judge following allegations that he acted inappropriately towards his young female assistants. Rachael[…..]