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  • Writer's pictureClara Wajngurt

Workplace Bullying and Violence in Australia: Statistics One

Safe Work Australia is a government agency that develops national policy for Worker's Health and Safety as well as worker's compensation.

Its' mission involves the following:

  • All workers regardless of their occupation or how they are engaged have the right to a healthy and safe working environment.

  • Well-designed healthy and safe work will allow workers in Australia to have more productive working lives.

In 2015, they  collected statistics (see infographic for Safe Work Australia) for the Australian Workplace Barometer Project on workplace bullying and violence:

  1. In the workplace there are 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men who have a mental disorder that arose from harassment or bullying.

  2. Twenty-two percent of the workforce reported being physically assaulted or threatened by patients or clients.Thirty-seven percent of workers reported being sworn or yelled at in the workplace.

  3. Eleven percent of workers experienced unfair treatment due to gender.

  4. Fifteen percent of workers claimed mental stress due to exposure to occupational violence.

I will research more statistics on this topic.


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