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Bullying and harassment rife in AFP, Commissioner vows action

Reported by Haydee | 08 Sep, 2016

A report, which was recently released by former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick reveals that a significant number of people working in the AFP reported being sexually harassed in the past five years, more than double the national average.

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Make your workplace bully-free this year

Reported by Haydee | 05 Jan, 2016

In a workplace setting, bullying can result to serious mental and emotional issues among workers. Creating a mentally healthy workplace is important and Heads Up provide the following tips to help ensure a bully-free workplace.

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Seminar broadcast on mental health in workplaces

Reported by Haydee | 06 Oct, 2015

beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman will today share her expertise and experience in building mentally healthy workplaces via a seminar broadcast from the Safe Work Australia website.

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Promote Know Bull! Day

Reported by Haydee | 03 Jun, 2015

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate in today’s observance of Australia’s national workplace anti-bullying day (Know Bull! Day) and throughout the month of June during the Workplace Bullying Awareness Month through various activities.

Take a stand against bullying

Reported by Haydee | 11 Mar, 2015

Bullying is prevalent in Australian workplaces but workers can do something to prevent bullying in any form.

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Seminar on workplace bullying held

Reported by Haydee | 28 Aug, 2014

WorkCover hosted a webinar on workplace bullying presented by Bill Rogers from Crown Law on Wednesday. A rise in damage claims from workplace bullying has been noticed and according to WorkCover Queensland, these claims can be difficult to defend when the employer has not taken any steps to investigate on the issue. The webinar covered …

Damages for Workplace Bullying Awarded to Corrections Officer

Reported by Admin | 19 Dec, 2013

Damages of $125,000 for pain and suffering have been awarded against the Department of Justice for workplace bullying. These damages, along with $188,000 for the loss of past and future earnings were awarded to a former corrections officer in a judgement at Melbourne’s County Court. The Judge said that the female ex-corrections officer was bullied …

Work Safety Month: Unions Focus on Workplace Bullying

Reported by Admin | 08 Oct, 2013

Figures recently released in Tasmania show that work-related harassment and bullying injuries have decreased in the last twelve months however Kevin Harkins, the head of Unions Tasmania, says that there is still more work to do. Mr Harkins said that, “Bullying can have a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of the targeted individuals …