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One in three young people have been bullied or witnessed bullying at work – that’s the latest research – and it’s very disturbing.

In May this year Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced an enquiry by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment to look at what can be done to improve the situation and stamp out the scourge of workplace bullying.

This week the enquiry visited Adelaide and heard submissions from unions, workers, psychologists, employers and from Safework SA.

Your Rights at Night spoke to a panel of experts who made submissions to the enquiry, including:

  • Amanda Rishworth – Inquiry Chair, South Australia’s federal member for Kingston,
  • Anne Purdy  – Co-ordinator of the Young Workers Legal Service
  • Marie Boland  –  Director, Policy and Strategy Group, SafeWork SA
  • Moira Jenkins  –  founder and Professional Director of South Australian based Aboto.

Take a listen to hear what bullying is –…

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About Darin Sullivan (1968 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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