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Harassment covers a wide range of behaviors of an offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behavior that demeans, humiliates or embarrasses a person, and it is characteristically identified by its unlikelihood in terms of social and moral reasonableness. In the legal sense, these are behaviors that appear to be disturbing, upsetting or threatening. They evolve from discriminatory grounds, and have an effect of nullifying a person's rights or impairing a person from benefiting from their rights. When these behaviors become repetitive, they can also be defined as bullying.
The continuity or repetitiveness and the aspect of distressing, alarming or threatening may distinguish it from insult.

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  1. Nannymoo

    QLD Breach of dvo

    Hi I need to breach my ex for breach of dv order its none stop harassment has been for over 6 months police were called from me in Feb as he called me sliced his throat as I wouldn't go spend a few days with him police took him to hospital but he didn't get breached.
  2. M

    QLD Harassment after 27 years?

    I am in Qld. I was married to R for 12 years, separated 27 years ago and divorced 25 years ago. He was emotionally and financially abusive but no reason for police involvement. We had no children and the split was not amicable. For years after, he continued to contact my extended family for...
  3. KMac83

    QLD What would you do? Protection Order? Harassment? Defamation? Anything?

    Bear with me.. will try to explain this in order of events and provide a little context to the restrictions/behaviors in play here. Fiancé has an ex wife. She has him under a DVO (long story short, but she made Fiancé believe their parenting orders were official consent orders, one weekend he...
  4. A

    QLD Can police involved? How can I claim harassment?

    Current status:: kid stayed with father as consent order for school holiday( basic consent order , court case still on going, more details will be mentioned at Registra) . The mother email everyday to father want father facilitate more video calls with kid and want father to showed photo of...
  5. I

    QLD Overseas Stalking and Harassment Question

    Hey there, If someone in ONT, Canada were to report an individual in Australia for stalking and harassment, to which the police identified the accused, and had a report in progress, would there be any follow up aside from a report being filed? Would there be any contact made to Law Enforcement...
  6. B

    NSW Sexual harassment compensation

    Hi, just wondering how to appropriately go about requesting damages for a sexual harassment claim where HR of the company I worked for was in breach of 3 different policies? This is noted in an official document but I’m not sure how or what to request in a formal letter
  7. J

    NSW What Legal Service is Available to Witness an Event to Prevent Workplace Harassment , Malice or Incompetence?

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  8. J

    WA Blackmail or Harassment

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  9. C

    NSW Harassment

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  10. P

    VIC Voicemail from interstate police- what to do?

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