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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.


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.


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.


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 …

CSIRO independent report findings on workplace bullying released

Reported by Haydee | 20 Aug, 2013

CSIRO has released this month the General Findings Report of the independent investigator, Professor Dennis Pearce AO on the allegation of workplace bullying by former and current staff. CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Megan Clark endorsed the report’s recommendation and said that they are committed to addressing the issues mentioned in the report. “I would like …

Project Investigates Workplace Bullying and Effects

Reported by Admin | 28 Jun, 2013

A report has been released, ‘The relationship between work characteristics, wellbeing, depression and workplace bullying’ that explains the initial findings of a joint project being conducted by Safe Work Australia and The Australian National University. In the report it is shown that particular conditions and experiences in the workplace may raise the risk of depression …

Draft code of practice for bullying now open for public comment

Reported by Haydee | 07 Jun, 2013

Public comment is being sought for the draft model Work Health and Safety Code of Practice for Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying. The draft model Code of Practice includes a Workers Guide to managing workplace bullying. The model Code of Practice was previously released for public comment in 2011. The current draft model Code …