Is bullying that different between the States?

Looking at the current pathway to dealing with bullies in the workplace, would be like watching four football codes being played on the same field at the same time. The rules are different, the umpires have different standards, the area involved is different and the goals seem very different.    And that’s just the player’s perspective. […]

Public servants forced to see shrinks

PUBLIC servants who complain of bullying or criticise their managers are being labelled “mentally incapacitated” and forced to see psychiatrists. The state’s Employee Ombudsman is investigating a spike in complaints from public servants stood down – some even marched from their workplace in front of colleagues – after being told they were “mentally unfit” to […]

Workplace bullying witnesses consider quitting more than the victims

New research from the Sauder School of Business at UBC reveals that workers who witness bullying can have a stronger urge to quit than those who experience it firsthand. The findings of the study indicate bullying’s corrosive effects in the workplace may be more dramatic and costly than suspected. “We tend to assume that people […]

Shame in our workplaces

Shame in our workplaces DAVID KILLICK   |   July 13, 2012 12.01am COMPLAINTS of workplace bullying have doubled in Tasmania this year and union leaders say the problem is being covered up by “hush money” payments. Unions Tasmania chief Kevin Harkins told a Federal Government inquiry that laws were no match for a new […]

Pocket Guide: Responding to Workplace Bullying

A quick guide on how to respond to workplace bullying. http://www.comcare.gov.au/Forms_and_Publications/published_information/our_services/safety_and_prevention/safety_and_prevention/pock_guide_resp_to_workplace_bully

Geelong man fights bullying

A GEELONG man will today give evidence at a Federal Government inquiry into workplace bullying and call for mandatory reporting to WorkSafe. The Standing Committee on Education and Employment will examine the nature, causes and extent of workplace bullying and consider proposals to address it after the Productivity Commission estimated the issue cost Australia up […]

Parker takes fight against bullying to the public

It is time to speak out. That was the message from Maitland MP Robyn Parker – an avid anti-bullying supporter – when she distributed leaflets to families at Maitland Park yesterday. Ms Parker said bullying is “a very real and present danger in our schools and workplaces” and encouraged people not to ignore the problem. […]

Volunteer Resource

Bullying, harassment and discrimination Your organisation has a work health and safety responsibility to ensure not only the physical health of your volunteer workers but also their mental health. This includes doing what you can to ensure they are not exposed to workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination. The responsibility to prevent workplace bullying, harassment and […]

National strategies to tackle school bullying

The Gillard Government will provide $4 million to develop new online toolkits to help parents, teachers, those training to be teachers, and students deal with school bullying, School Education Minister Peter Garrett said today. Mr Garrett made the announcement during the first ever national anti-bullying forum at Parliament House today, which brought together education experts, […]

Victims urged to dob bullies

WORKPLACE bullying is completely unacceptable and victims should not be afraid to ask for help, Workplace Relations Minister David O’Byrne said yesterday. He said the Government took the problem of bullying extremely seriously and urged workers and employers to tackle it together. Mr O’Byrne’s comments came after a Federal Government inquiry in Hobart on Thursday […]