New Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment Prevention Policy

The Equity and Diversity Unit has launched a new Discrimination, Bullying & Harassment Prevention Policy, aligning us with recent changes in anti-discrimination and bullying legislation. The policy strongly states that all University Community members have a right to work and study free of any form of discrimination, bullying and harassment, and hat we each share a responsibility to help create a work and study community which is free from unlawful discrimination, bullying and harassment.

Check out our webpages on Discrimination and Harassment and Workplace Bullying for information on discrimination, bullying and harassment, the policy and links.

Go to EO Online for an easy to use online tool designed especially for Australian university staff, including one module for all academic and professional staff, and another for staff with supervisory responsibilities. It is a quick catch up on the relevant essential information.

For managers and supervisors we are also offering face to face briefings on recent legislative changes, their legal obligations and tips for best practice, including:

Confident Managers: Unpacking Workplace Bullying
Understanding how to prevent it and what to do if it happens. Get the latest update on changes to the definition, risk factors, best practice and your new legislative obligations as a manager to prevent and respond.

Wednesday 11 June, 9.30am – 12pm

Confident Managers: Preventing Discrimination & Harassment Essentials
Protect you and your team and get the latest update on risk factors, best practice and legislative obligations to prevent and respond to discrimination and harassment in both work and study environments.

Thursday 12 August, 9.30am – 12pm

Confident Managers: Disability in the Workplace Essentials
One in five of your staff are likely to have a disability. Do you know what to do? Come along for an update on key issues, and practice tips for inclusive strategies when working with staff with disability, chronic medical conditions and mental health issues.

Wednesday 16 September, 1.30pm – 4pm

To register for one of the following scheduled sessions and/or request a session please contact Lauren Dillon, on or ext. 1975. For any questions about the new policy, and/or professional development options to suit your team, please feel free to contact Michelle Falconer on or 0409 227 897.