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What do you do when your workplace is making you sick

What do you do when your workplace is making you sick

Victoria* was working as a sales representative for a manufacturing company for only two weeks before the bullying started. At first, her trainer, Jenny*, made snide remarks like “Hanging out by yourself again this weekend, hey?” and “Oh, you’re eating that for lunch!” While she initially dismissed Jenny’s nastiness and thought it would soon pass, […]

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Out for Australia are looking for LGBTIQ professional mentors

Out for Australia are looking for LGBTIQ professional mentors

Applications are now open for volunteer mentors to take part in Out for Australia’s LGBTIQ-focused program. The organisation is looking for professionals to provide mentees with skills, contacts and information to help queer students transition from tertiary education to the work force. Out for Australia matches established and upcoming professionals based on their industry interests […]

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Jennifer Westacott signs on as patron of Pride in Diversity

Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott, has been announced as a co-patron of ACON’s national not-for-profit program for LGBTI workplace inclusion, Pride in Diversity. Westacott will share the position with founding patron and former High Court Justice, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. Westacott was recognised for her work as a […]

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PrideFEAST to discuss why businesses should embrace LGBTI employees

PrideFEAST to discuss why businesses should embrace LGBTI employees

PrideFEAST on Thursday morning will discuss how employers can benefit from being supportive of LGBTI employees. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still worry that their sexuality at work will have negative consequences. What can businesses do to support LGBT employees? On Thursday morning a business forum will meet over breakfast and discuss the […]

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Wear It Purple at work, school and university this Friday

Wear It Purple at work, school and university this Friday

This Friday August 25th will be the seventh annual ‘Wear It Purple’ Day – an opportunity for people to show solidarity with LGBTIQ+ young people at school, university and in the workplace. Since 2010, playgrounds, classrooms and offices have been awash with shades of violet and grape worn by those who stand against bullying and […]

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Today is Wear It Purple Day! Take a stand against LGBTIQ+ bullying

Are you wearing purple today? Today is the sixth annual ‘Wear It Purple’ Day – an opportunity for people to show solidarity with  LGBTIQ+ young people at school, university and in the workplace. Since 2010, playgrounds, classrooms and offices have been awash with shades of violet and grape worn by those who stand against bullying […]

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Australia’s Top 20 LGBTI Employers Announced

Australia’s Top 20 LGBTI Employers Announced

LGBTI inclusivity organisation Pride in Diversity have announced their top national 20 LGBTI Employers of 2015. The winners were determined using Pride in Diversity’s Australian Workplace Equality Index, the organisation’s annual service that evaluates and benchmarks LGBTI inclusiveness in the workplace. PricewaterhouseCoopers was named Australia’s number one LGBTI employer, making it the first organisation to […]

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