On 1 January 2014, new anti-bullying laws came into effect as part of an update to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cwth). Under these laws a worker can apply to the Fair Work Commission for an order to stop the bullying, and failure to comply with the order can result in a civil penalty.
People are an important resource for all Not For Profit community groups and your organisation may rely on a combination of volunteers, employees and contractors.
Regardless of your activities, size or legal structure, your organisation has responsibilities to all its workers. You are required to provide a safe workplace and ensure that you are complying with the applicable laws for each type of worker.