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Friday 21 March 2014
Featured Get Involved News

are we doing enough to fix australia’s cyberbullying laws?

Simone Murcutt
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Television personality Charlotte Dawson, whose death by suicide in late-February caused a wave of shock through the Australian public, is not the first person to fall victim to cyberbullying – and she probably won’t be the last. But it was her high-profile battle with online trolls and her subsequent death that brought the issue of…
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Friday 25 October 2013
Featured

a first-person account of alleged workplace bullying: ‘linfox, i just want my job back’

lip magazine
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Last week, 200 workers at a Melbourne distribution centre operated by Linfox protested against an alleged culture of bullying. One ex-employee, Penny Palmer, who had worked casually at the warehouse, said she was unfairly dismissed after accusing a fellow employee of sexual harassment. In her own words: Have you ever had someone spread rumours about…
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Thursday 3 October 2013
Culture Featured News

o-mazing charity receives millions of dollars to combat female bullying

Bridget Conway
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About two weeks ago I came across an ad online that stated I could win the chance to watch the Breaking Bad finale with actor Aaron Paul in Los Angeles. As a huge Breaking Bad fan I immediately clicked on the ad and was linked to a page for a company called Omaze. Omaze was…
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Wednesday 23 January 2013
News

in brief: school tells 13 year old student to have breast reduction

lip magazine
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Fox2 News reported late last week that a school employee in the USA allegedly told the mother of a 13 year-old girl to have her daughter undergo breast reduction to stop her peers from bullying her. The employee of Riverview Gardens School District, Missouri allegedly told the mother, who phoned the school with concerns about…
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Monday 7 January 2013
Culture Featured Opinion

career girl: how to deal with a bullying boss

Zoya J. Patel
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Work. Employment. Doing it for the money – as lame as it can sometimes be, working is inherently a big part of our lives. Australia has a massive work culture – independence and financial stability are highly valued, and labour market attachment can be a huge definer of social mobility, welfare and our culture more…
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Wednesday 8 December 2010
Culture Featured Opinion

Odd girl out

Rebecca Howden
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Whenever I tell people now that I didn’t have the best time at high school, they make a weird sort of face and say, ‘What was so bad about it?’ They dismiss my painful memories as melodrama; they don’t believe for a second that life was really as bad as I say. Someone even said…
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Friday 7 May 2010
Featured Opinion

Sorry, bullies. You’ve met your match.

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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The other week, a very good friend of mine had the misfortune of having her photograph added to a malicious Facebook group. It was against slightly chubby to fat women in skinny jeans and her photograph of her in her amazing skinny jeans was added to the group without her knowledge, with fat phobic, trans…
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