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coles supermarket transgender policy idahobit

Supermarket giant Coles has announced that trans and gender diverse staff who are transitioning will be entitled to up to 10 days of paid gender affirmation leave. The supermarket giant’s legal and safety chief David Brewster said the policy change is an important step for the company’s commitment to workplace inclusion. “We know that we …

ikea australia exterior shot religious discrimination bill

IKEA Australia has voiced concerns about the Morrison Government’s contentious Religious Discrimination Bill, warning the government not to pit religious protections against workplace equality. Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled and introduced to parliament a new draft of the Bill two weeks ago. IKEA Australia’s People and Culture Manager Elin Åhlund said last year, the company …

vinegar tits root or boot workplace bullying and harassment

A Queensland Heath investigation recently cleared a senior manager who nicknamed a female colleague Vinegar Tits. He also played a game known as ‘Root or Boot’ with subordinate team members.  However, workplace advocate Miles Heffernan says such behaviour can constitute bullying and harassment. Following a year-long investigation, the man recently returned to his position as …

qnews star observer out in perth collective bargaining

Over a dozen of Australia’s small news publishers, including QNews, Star Observer and OUTinPerth, have united to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook on secure commercial agreements for supply of public interest journalism content to their platforms. In March, the Morrison government passed a law requiring the two tech giants to negotiate the deals with …

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Pride WA has said they won’t allow Western Australian businesses that fail to support their LGBTIQ employees to sponsor their Pride events, in a new policy tackling “queerwashing”. The group’s leaders made the “bold and risky” declaration this week in an open letter to businesses ahead of their upcoming November festival. They write, “The war …

cafe 63 wage rip off

A Brisbane cafe ripped off staff by insisting they receive part of their wages in food and drink. The wage rip off occurred at Cafe 63’s since-closed flagship store at 63 Racecourse Road, Hamilton. The company owner now licences the Cafe 63 brand to 37 other businesses across Queensland and Australia. Federal Circuit Court Judge …

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IKEA Canada unveiled a set of IKEA pride flag sofas for Pride Month in June and queer folk on Twitter had a mixed – and hilarious – response. The Canadian branch of the furniture giant unveiled the group of 10 “love seats” inspired by the flags of different LGBTIQ identities. IKEA explained “artists active in …

eharmony ad ad standards lesbian couple homophobic complaints

A TV ad campaign for dating site eHarmony featuring a lesbian couple making dinner has sadly made Australia’s list of the most complained-about ads of the last 12 months. This week, watchdog Ad Standards unveiled the list of the ten ad campaigns that attracted the most complaints from the public up to June 30. The …

west end west village precinct altura tower

New residential tower Altura will bring over 150 new luxury residences to the West Village precinct in Brisbane’s West End, and you can get a first look this weekend. The West Village is a $1.1billion dollar precinct, created by residential development company Sekisui House Australia. The heritage-listed former Peters Ice Cream factories are at the …

pure catering job ad team member brisbane business sponsored

Pure Catering was born out of a passion to create a catering and event company that could exceed people’s expectations for catering, in particular wedding catering. An institution in the catering game, Pure Catering has been part of Brisbane and South East Queensland’s event scene for over 10 years – a lifetime in this profession! …

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