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Office therapy dog for stressed public prosecutors set to cost WA taxpayers $162,000

Office therapy dog for stressed public prosecutors set to cost WA taxpayers $162,000

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has defended its decision to spend $162,000 on a dog which will be based at its Perth office full-time as part of a new staff wellbeing program.

  • by Heather McNeill

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‘Enormous unmet need’: Women’s employment legal services running on a shoestring

‘Enormous unmet need’: Women’s employment legal services running on a shoestring

Specialist services providing women with workplace legal advice are waiting on the federal budget to see whether they’ll get funding in line with a Respect@Work recommendation.

  • by Katina Curtis
Back to the office - and all the joys of the shared work space
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Back to the office - and all the joys of the shared work space

The office I work in sits on the second floor of a building that began life as a 19th-century hotel.

  • by Susan Murphy
The women sparking a ‘seismic change’ to the culture of parliaments

The women sparking a ‘seismic change’ to the culture of parliaments

From family-friendly meeting times and shorter sitting days to calling out bad behaviour – women in parliament say the larger their ranks, the better the culture becomes.

  • by Katina Curtis
‘More than one way to skin a cat’: Government open to some legislative change on sexual harassment duties

‘More than one way to skin a cat’: Government open to some legislative change on sexual harassment duties

The federal government is open to strengthening existing laws requiring employers to stamp out sexual harassment but not to duplicating that duty elsewhere.

  • by Katina Curtis
WA Senator who called ex-staffer a ‘lying cow’ says Parliament workplace culture needs to change

WA Senator who called ex-staffer a ‘lying cow’ says Parliament workplace culture needs to change

Government Services Minister Linda Reynolds used her first radio interviews since taking medical leave to call for a change to toxic workplace practices in the nation’s Parliament.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
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‘Get their hands dirty’: Laming to force LNP to drop him

‘Get their hands dirty’: Laming to force LNP to drop him

Queensland LNP party officials will meet on Monday night to decide whether to let Mr Laming fight for his seat, hours after he fronts the party’s vetting committee.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Network Ten in sweeping company-wide review of staff culture, conduct

Network Ten in sweeping company-wide review of staff culture, conduct

Every member of staff at programs such as Studio 10 and The Project are being interviewed under the directive from US owners ViacomCBS.

  • by Zoe Samios
Gig economy firms divided over workers’ rights

Gig economy firms divided over workers’ rights

Ahead of a Senate committee hearing, firms such as Uber and Deliveroo have said they are open to providing more rights to their riders.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
‘It will probably get worse’: Gendered abuse and harassment rife in local councils

‘It will probably get worse’: Gendered abuse and harassment rife in local councils

Female councillors say the toxic culture in federal and state politics is replicated in local government.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Why silence on sexual harassment will hurt company bottom lines

Why silence on sexual harassment will hurt company bottom lines

There needs to be greater transparency over how organisations deal with sexual harassment or the behaviour will continue unabated.

  • by Jenna Price