- Promoting health and safety
- Creating mentally healthy workplaces
- Why is work health important?
- Healthy worker
- Working together: Promoting mental health and wellbeing at work
- Mental Health and Wellbeing - Participating and thriving in our workplaces
- Supporting ability at work
- Supporting health, performance and productivity
- Flexible work
- Building a resilient workforce
- Health Benefits of Work
- Roles and responsibilities
- Duty Holders
- Comcare research program
- Health and safety representatives
- Investing in Experience: Age diversity in the workplace
- Education & training
- Creating mentally healthy workplaces
- Preventing harm
- Managing risks in the workplace
- Managing hazards
- Early intervention
- Recovery and return to work
- Recovery and rehabilitation
- Returning to work
- Returning to independence
- Claims and benefits
- Roles and responsibilities - claims
- Can I claim?
- Lodging a claim
- Assessing a claim
- Medical treatment
- Benefits and entitlements
- Frequently asked questions
- Dispute Resolution Service
- Customer Information System (CIS)
- Our service charter
- Our fraud policy
- Case managers
- Forms & publications
- The scheme
- The SRC Act
- Legislative Instruments and Gazettal Notices under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
- Information on 2011 SRC Act amendments
- Information on 2009 SRC Act amendments
- Information on the 2007 SRCOLA Amendments
- SRC Regulations Amendments 1988 to 1999
- SRC Regulations Amendments 2000 to 2009
- SRC Regulations Amendments from 2010
- Overview of the Comcare scheme
- The Parliamentary Injury Compensation Scheme
- The WHS Act
- The ARC Act
- Authorities we work with
- Premium paying employers
- Our compliance and enforcement activities
- Scheme guidance
- Regulatory guides
- Regulator Performance Framework
- Cost recovery
- The SRC Act
- About us
- Organisational structure
- Comcare 2017-18 Corporate Plan
- Useful links
- Contact us
- Access to information
- Service charter
- Public Interest Disclosures
- Comcare diversity programme
- News & media
- Comcare and Defence Science and Technology Research and Development Community of Practice Forum
- SA/NT WHS Networking and Information Forums
- NSW WHS Networking and Information Forums
- Comcare National Conference
- Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards
- Past events
- 2017 National WHS Forums
- Learn how to manage workplace psychological injuries
- Managing Workplace Psychological and Stress Injuries
- 2016 National Conference
- 2016 National WHS Forums
- 2016 Comcare Rehabilitation Case Manager Forum - May
- 2016 Chronic Pain: New Understanding, New Paradigm, New Approach
- 2015 Comcare Rehabilitation Case Manager Forum - May
- 2015 Managing psychological injuries in the Comcare scheme
- 2015 Health and Safety Representative Forums
- 2014 Health and Safety Representative Forums
- 2014 National Conference
- 2014 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards
- 2013 National Conference
- 2014 Preventing psychological injury in changing workplaces forum
- 2013 Rehabilitation Case Manager Forum - May
- 2012 Comcare Asbestos Forum
- 2012 Rehabilitation Case Manager Forums - November
- 2012 National Conference
- 2012 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards
- 2012 Rehabilitation Case Manager Forums - May
- 2011 National Conference
- Health and Safety Representative Forums Cairns/Townsville
- Current vacancies
- Stepping Into Program
- Graduate Program
- Indigenous Graduate Program
- How to apply
- What we offer
- Working at Comcare
Bullying Awareness Week
Bullying is still happening in our workplaces but there are many ways in which workers can say NO to bullying.
The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence will be held on Friday 17 March 2017. While the main focus of the day is the prevention of bullying in schools, the message is relevant to workplaces making the day a good opportunity to stop and reflect on how bullying affects workplaces and what we can do to prevent it.
Bullying can mean different things to different people but do you know the commonly accepted definition of workplace bullying? Workplace bullying is repeated, unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or group of workers, that creates a risk to health and safety.
Comcare is supporting action against bullying by inviting employers to use Comcare's web-based promotional campaign material to educate and assist workplaces prevent or respond to bullying.
Comcare has guidance, tools and education available to help employers and individuals respond to bullying in the workplace. These tools can help you create a positive, bully-free workplace. They are designed to assist workplaces and individuals to identify signs of bullying in the workplace early and respond effectively.
To help promote Bullying Awareness Week in your organisation, print this Bullying Awareness Week poster [PDF] to put up around your workplace.
Remember it's up to each individual to take a stand against inappropriate behaviour in the workplace and increase awareness of what bullying is and how we can stop it.
The term Bullying can mean different things to different people but did you know the commonly accepted definition of workplace bullying?
If you’d like to learn about what constitutes bullying, what doesn’t constitute bullying and ways to build a more positive work environment take a look at the below resources.
- Fair Work Commission Anti-Bullying Measures
- Workplace Bullying Fact Sheet - Australian Human Rights Commission
- Respect: Promoting a culture free from harassment and bullying in the APS
Safe Work Australia
Safe Work Australia is responsible for leading the development of policy to improve work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia. This includes providing guidance to Australian workplaces around Health and Safety issues like bullying.
For both worker and employee guidance please see the below Safe Work Australia links.
- Guide for preventing and responding to workplace bullying
- Dealing with workplace bullying- a workers’ guide
- Code of Practice - How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks
Identify bullying early
Do you conduct regular checks to identify signs of bullying in the workplace?
The tools below can help you to create a positive, bully-free workplace and to assist PCBUs to identify signs of bullying in the workplace early.
Step by step guide to tackle bullying
The Heads Up website provides a number of step by step guides to get you started, no matter what role you play in the workplace. Whether you’re an employer, manager or an employee, there’s something that each of us can do to stamp out bullying.
Continue the conversation
Comcare has developed a range of resources that you can use to continue the bullying awareness conversation in your workplace.
Given the potential personal and organisational costs of bullying, there is good reason to not let this conversation end.