For Immediate Release
Australian PM backs workplace bullying enquiry as National Workplace Anti-
Australia's National Workplace Anti-
"Prime Minister Gillard's announcement is very timely, considering Australia's National Workplace Anti-
The aim of the parliamentary review is to investigate the nature, extent and causes of workplace bullying, and the consideration of proposals to prevent workplace bullying cultures developing.
"Know Bull! addressed a number of these issues in our Extent and Effects of Workplace Bullying Survey Report that was published in 2010, and the results correlated with other major research findings such as the Workplace Bullying Institute-
In 2009 when Know Bull! administered the Extent and Effects of Workplace Bullying Survey the signs were pointing to the need for tougher penalties for workplace bullying.
"Know Bull! has maintained the position that legislative changes regarding workplace bullying are long overdue, and that it was only a matter of time before workplace bullying would be viewed and treated in a similar fashion to other serious crimes involving injury. Then twelve months after the publication of the Extent and Effects of Workplace Bullying Survey Report, what's become known as 'Brodie's Law', was enacted by the Victorian Parliament," Ms Wilkins said.
Workplace bullying not only affects 'targets', but the families and friends of 'targets'; others who 'witness' bullying in the workplace, and of course -
Even in the best of economic climates no organisation, in any country can afford to tolerate workplace bullying, and with time -
"Workplace Bullying is not specific to Australia, it's a global occurrence. Our work assisting organisations in dealing with workplace bullying not only includes Australian businesses and government departments, but large corporates across a range of sectors such as banking, law and healthcare in the United States; Government Departments, workplace safety, and healthcare in Canada; and a variety of businesses and organisations throughout Ireland, Japan and Europe," Ms Wilkins said.
While Know Bull! primarily works with organisations in addressing workplace bullying, they also receive correspondence from individuals who have been the 'targets' of workplace bullying.
"We hear about the impact of workplace bullying firsthand. The toll it takes on people's health; the careers in which so much time and effort has been invested -
"That's why the National Workplace Anti-