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A parliamentary inquiry into workplace bullying has urged the Federal Government to set up a national service to provide practical advice on what constitutes bullying and how to deal with it.

The service would include a hotline where both employees and employers could receive help to prevent and resolve cases of bullying.

The inquiry by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment received more than 300 written submissions, mainly from workers who had experienced the problem first-hand.

Other recommendations of the committee’s report, titled “Workplace Bullying: We just want it to stop”, include providing online training packages for employers and on-site help for workplaces where bullying is known to be rife.

Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten, who established the inquiry, says bullying is a serious workplace safety issue and he will consider the recommendations quickly.

“One thing I do know, is that workplace bullying is a real issue,” Mr Shorten said…

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via Inquiry calls for workplace bullying hotline – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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