An amendment to the Fair Work Act which passed into law in June 2013 enables the Fair Work Commission to deal with complaints of workplace bullying as from January 1, 2014. [However, much of this could change under the Abbott Liberal Government elected in September 2013.]
The following papers from the ACTU, ANMF Victorian Branch and the ACTU’s Safeatwork.org.au provide information about workplace bullying and the new Bill.
WorkCover also has a page on workplace bullying and outlines definitions, WorkCover’s powers and includes the WorkCover bullying complaint form.
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