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Mental Health Week: Brodie’s Law, Workplace Bullying Awareness session

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Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018
Venue: Room 101, WA Building Wantirna Campus

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In September 2006, 19-year-old Brodie Panlock ended her life after enduring ongoing humiliating and intimidating bullying by her co-workers at a café in Hawthorn.

The tragedy of Brodie’s death was compounded by the fact that none of those responsible for bullying Brodie were charged with a serious criminal offence under the Crimes Act 1958. Instead, each offender was convicted and fined under provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Brodie’s death was a tragic reminder of the serious consequences that bullying can have on victims, their families and the community and illustrated that there were obvious limitations in the law and conduct involving serious bullying should be subject to criminal sanctions.

Damian and Rae Panlock are passionate about spreading the anti-bullying message to workplaces and organisations across Australia. As part of their heartfelt presentation, Damian and Rae share Brodie’s story and the work they are undertaking to help prevent workplace bullying.

Contact Information: Mitzi Paderes
Email: mpaderes@swin.edu.au