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Addressing Workplace Bullying the Focus of WorkSafe video

The only thing worse than a workplace bully is the employer who knowingly tolerates bullying in the workplace. In this WorkSafe video the responsibilities of Victorian employers is identified when it comes to addressing workplace bullying.  

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WorkSafe Victoria Video Sheds Light on Workplace Bullying

Worksites can be stressful places, but add to the regular workplace stress the pressure of being bullied and it can become unbearable. That is why it’s important to identify bullying as soon as it rears its head and address it.

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Bullying of Subcontractors Addressed by State Government in South Australia

The South Australian government is cracking down on the bullying of subcontractors seeking payment by principal or head contractors. Under proposed new changes, head and principal contractors face fines of up to $50,000 for individuals or $250,000 for companies and

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Charges Over Workplace Bullying of Apprentice

Are you one of those employers who thinks using explicit language on employees is acceptable and “hazing” of apprentices is okay? Then you could face up 10 years in prison under legislation known as Brodie’s Law which makes serious bullying

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More about the New Bullying Code

Safe Work Australia’s draft Code of Practice on Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying (also referred to as The Bullying Code) is expected to make a significant difference to the development of workplace health and safety law for employers throughout

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White Card Update: Australian Unions urge Minister to Address Workplace Bullying

The Australian Unions have urged the Minister for Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten to implement new and improved anti-bullying measures which are important in promoting better occupational health and safety on the whole. They have also called on the Minister to

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SafeWork Australia investigates relationship between Work and depression

Researchers have made a definite connection between construction work, bullying, depression and high suicide rates. All of these aspects are interconnected and now SafeWork Australia is attempting to better understand the relationship between these work characteristics. There are no industries

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White Card News: Fair Work warns Employers About Dealing with Bullying

The issue of bullying is important because workers being bullied are put under unnecessary pressure, lose concentration and injure themselves or others making it a matter of safety. Workers who are stressed tend to make more mistakes than those that

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How to combat bullying in on the construction site

Bullying in the construction industry Workplace bullying is a problem that has been plaguing a number of worksites and schools in Oz. There are no industries that are immune to workplace bullying, even the construction industry has workers who complain

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White Card Update: Unions call for Workplace Bullying Review

NSW Unions have called for a review of workplace bullying practice and procedures.  Part of the call from unions includes a call for the establishment of a national bullying helpline and compulsory reporting of injuries, both physical and psychological. Understandably

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