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ACTU-led coalition pushes for harassment change

Unions and gender equality activists will push the Morrison Government to move quickly to introduce legal obligations for employers to prevent sexual harassment and assault at work.

Morrison Government responds to Respect@Work

The Morrison Government says it has adopted the 55 recommendations "wholly, in part, or in principle" in Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins' landmark report on sexual harassment.

Ross rejects application to delay aged care work value case

The FWC has refused an ANMF and UWU bid to delay an aged care work value case to provide more time for collaboration - as urged by the Aged Care Royal Commission - after the HSU said it would be "premature" and inefficient.

PM casts doubt on Porter's future

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is seeking more advice on the status of IR Minister and Attorney-General, Christian Porter, as his government comes under further pressure to act on alleged sexism and harassment in Parliament House.

Nursing union seeking agreed position on aged care wages

The FWC will hold a directions hearing on Friday into an ANMF bid to add the nursing award to an aged care work value case and win more time to negotiate an agreed position with the Morrison Government and employers, as urged by the Aged Care Royal Commission.

Jenkins differs from AFP on duty to report; & more

Jenkins differs from AFP on duty to report assaults; Victoria to consult on new harassment reporting duty; Grattan calls for inquiry into care industry pay; and Blowout in gender pay gap over 15 years, says ACTU.


Leave entitlements critical for transgender support: Expert

Transition leave, "all-gender" toilets and training on LGBTQ issues signal to transgender employees that it is safe to come out in the workplace, according to employer support program Pride in Diversity.

"Fatigue" blamed as employers fail to close equity gap

With the WGEA blaming "gender equality fatigue" for a substantial drop in employers taking action on pay equity, new research suggests "tired" managers' lack of understanding and ownership is impeding their ability to drive change.

Most flexibility requests granted, but room to improve: Report

The NSW public sector granted more than 87% of women's requests for flexible work ahead of COVID-19, according to a large PSA member survey that says the pandemic has proved there is still room for improvement in the Berejiklian Government's "if not why not" policy.