Economy Hurt by Job Stress – Report

Reported by Julia | 12 Oct, 2010

Preventable job stress is costing the Australian economy $730 million a year, a recently released report says. The VicHealth-funded report was conducted by the University of Melbourne’s School of Population Health and Tasmania’s Menzies Research Institute. It reveals that an estimated 1.5 million workers have been diagnosed with depression caused by excessive job stress, with …

QLD: Workplace Bullying ‘Getting Worse’

Reported by Julia | 05 Oct, 2010

Workplace Rights Ombudsman Don Brown has expressed concern over the growing number of bullying claims in Queensland workplaces. “We think it’s getting worse; the numbers that we are dealing with are higher,” Mr Brown said. This quarter alone, his office received 370 calls claiming harassment and bullying. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and other agencies …