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Respect Bill passes both houses

The Morrison Government's Respect@Work legislation has now passed both houses of parliament, after the House of Representatives early this afternoon backed the legislation, as amended by the Senate yesterday.


One Nation and Coalition block "positive duty" change

The Morrison Government has relied on Pauline Hanson's One Nation to defeat Labor and Greens amendments to the Respect@Work legislation that would have imposed a positive duty on employers to take reasonable steps to prevent workplace sexual harassment.

Gender pay gap widens; & more

Earnings gap highlights value of gender pay audits, says WGEA; Court orders air traffic operator to pay $70K penalty to union; and New permit for CFMMEU official despite transgression.

Judge resigns after sexual harassment finding

A Federal Circuit Court judge has resigned after an investigation substantiated allegations that he engaged in "sexualised" conduct towards two women - a court employee and a law student - while the court has revamped its judicial complaints system and engaged an eminent Harvard academic to train judicial officers and staff.

Bluescope wins discrimination exemption to drive gender equality

Steel giant Bluescope has won a three-year exemption to prioritise the recruitment of women at its Mornington Peninsula manufacturing facility, to address a persistent gender imbalance and an unequal distribution of "power, resources and opportunity" in its community.

BHP's gender balance target discriminatory: Male executive

A former US-based BHP Billiton executive is seeking compensation and damages because it failed to appoint him to four job openings, alleging the positions went to women "clearly less qualified than him."

Corruption watchdog issues warning on gendered hiring

A report probing Queensland Police's use of discriminatory recruitment practices to prevent engagement of more meritorious males, to meet a 50% gender equity target, is a lesson in organisational culture and corruption risks, says the State's corruption commission.

Sacked for "he, she, they, whatever" complaint, worker claims

A clinician who complained of disregard for a transgender client's personal pronouns is suing a Headspace counselling service for allegedly putting them on administrative tasks and sacking them for exercising their workplace rights.

Respect@Work legislative changes imminent: Cash

The Morrison Government has confirmed that by the end of the month it will release legislative changes flowing from its Respect@Work response, which will include amendments to the Fair Work Act, while a new Human Rights Commission report released today recommends that company boards take over primary responsibility and accountability from HR and chief executives for preventing sexual harassment.