Monthly Archives: May 2022

Changes to New Zealand Whistleblower Protection Laws take effect on 1 July 2022

Long awaited changes to New Zealand’s whistleblowing protection laws will take effect on 1 July 2022 after the Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Act (New Act) received royal assent on 13 May 2022. This New Act will repeal and replace the current Protected Disclosures Act 2000 (Old Act). The purpose...

Helpful tips for employers to prevent psychological hazards in the workplace

High Court decision confirms and enlarges the employer duty to prevent psychological injury. The High Court has strongly confirmed that employers have a duty to prevent psychological injury in the workplace. In the recent ground-breaking High Court decision of Kozarov v State of Victoria the employer was found to have...

How Australian Universities can build Better, Safer, Listen Up, Speak Up Cultures

Universities are supposed to be communities of scholars and learners but a recent National Student Safety Survey reveals an alarming picture. 1/6 have experienced sexual harassment since starting university Higher incidents for non-binary, transgender & women 1/20 have experienced sexual assault 1 in 2 knew some or all of the...

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