Workplace training should be redesigned to lower the threshold of recognition of sexual harassment, new research suggests. That includes challenging myths, eg that perpetrators are always more senior than the targets, that men cannot harass other men, or that women fabricate or exaggerate the problem. The Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s Encourage. Support. Act: Bystander report examines ...more
Complaint numbers to the Australian Human Rights Commission in the 2009-10 year have shot up 12% over the previous 12 months and at 2,517 is 25% above the average of the past five years, the commission’s annual report 2009-10 reveals. “Over the past five years, the number of complaints received has increased by 80%,” the ...more
A group of university undergraduates who set up a pro-rape, anti-consent Facebook page have won this year’s “gold” Ernie Award for sexist behaviour, but Tony Abbott was the big “winner” of the night. Now in its 18th year, the event ‘crowns’ the past year’s worst alleged sexist and misogynist public statements. Sydney University’s St Paul’s ...more
Delivering pay equity requires a “carrot and stick” approach, and presently there is insufficient stick, the chair of the House of Reps inquiry Sharryn Jackson has said.
Australia has halted its slide down the global gender equity ranks, going up one place to 20th in 2009 after dropping from its 15th place in 2006, according to the World Economic Forum.
Women make up the bulk of the almost three million employees who do not negotiate their pay and conditions but rely on awards to determine their pay and conditions, new research has found.