LGBTI Legal Service, Legal Aid Queensland and the Queensland Human Rights Commission, in consultation with the Queensland Children’s Gender Service, 2020
ABC (Katherine Gregory on AM), February 2020
Sexual violence against women in mental health wards is going unchecked, despite service providers’ awareness of the problem.
A new report has found women in Victorian mental health wards are vulnerable to sexual assault, harassment and violence from male patients and staff.
It’s calling for stricter separation of male and female patients in mental health wards and an overhaul of how assault complaints are dealt with.
– Doctor Juliet Watson, RMIT University
– Charlotte Jones, Victorian Mental Health Legal Centre
Working Women’s Centre SA Inc, November 2019
The Working Women’s Centre SA Inc has created a guide for employers to assist them with preventing & responding to sexual harassment in the workplace during the festive season.
This guide will assist employers in planning a safe and truly celebratory event. It is designed to be shared amongst workplaces in the leadup to the work Christmas party.
NSW Caselaw, February 2016
A psychologist in NSW has been banned by from registration or providing any health services for five years. The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission brought complaints of unprofessional conduct and professional misconduct against Seth Talmadge. The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) found that the patient (who had transitioned from female to male some years ago, and de-transitioned under Mr Talmadge’s guidance, after they commenced a sexual relationship) was “very vulnerable”. It also found that Talmadge had failed to maintain professional boundaries and to refer the patient appropriately and to seek supervision and to keep records.
Read the NCAT judgement here