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Training Practices which implement zero tolerance policies for bullying and harassment are happy places to work. Despite workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination being unacceptable and illegal, it occurs in all sectors of the Australian workforce, including general practice. The consequence of this behaviour can derail a victim’s professional and personal life, impact on their health, lead to legal action, and compromise patient safety. We all, cleaner through to practice principal, have a responsibility to adopt a zero tolerance approach to bullying and harassment.

This page contains a list of relevant resources relevant to your state or Territory, as well as resources offered by GPSA. Below is a list of safe work contacts for all states and territories, along with links to posters that are mandatory to display in the workplace in each jurisdiction, if required.

Contacts

Australian Capital Territory WorkSafe ACT can provide advice and help if you are experiencing workplace bullying. Call 13 22 81 or visit the website here.

New South Wales SafeWork NSW can provide advice and help if you are experiencing workplace bullying. Call 13 10 50 or  visit the website here.
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Northern Territory NT Worksafe can provide advice and help if you are experiencing workplace bullying. Call 1800 019 115 or visit the website here.
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South Australia SafeWork SA can provide advice and help if you are experiencing workplace bullying. Call 1300 365 255. Visit the website here.

Tasmania Worksafe Tasmania can provide advice and help if you are experiencing workplace bullying. Call 1300 366 322. Visit the website here.
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Victoria Worksafe Victoria can provide advice and help if you are experiencing workplace bullying. Call 1800 136 089 or Visit the website here.
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Queensland WorkSafe Queensland can provide advice and help if you are experiencing workplace bullying. You can call 1300 362 128 or visit the website here.
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Western Australia WorkSafe WA can provide advice and help if you are experiencing workplace bullying. Call 1300 307 877 or visit the website here.
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GPSA Resources

Bullying and Harassment Guide

Bullying and Harassment: Pursuing Zero Tolerance in General Practice

This guide explains how to recognise and manage bullying and harassment behaviour, fostering a healthy work culture which benefits staff and patient care.

 

GPSA Workplace Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment Policy

This template, used by GPSA, will help you create your own workplace discrimination and harassment policy. It covers topics relevant to the following Federal laws:

  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)
  • Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth)
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth).

Other Federal and state/territory laws may also apply to your workplace.

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