Brodie's Law Foundation
Damian and Rae Panlock established Brodie’s Law Foundation in memory of their 19-year-old daughter, Brodie, who tragically took her own life in September 2006 after being relentlessly bullied at work.
Victoria’s anti-bullying legislation, known as Brodie’s Law, commenced in June 2011 and made serious bullying a crime punishable by up to 10 years in jail.
In 2013, Damian and Rae joined The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, the national charity protecting children from violence, to help raise awareness of the serious issue of workplace bullying.
Brodie’s Law makes serious bullying a criminal offence by extending the application of the stalking provisions in the Crimes Act 1958 to include behaviour that involves serious bullying.
The offence of stalking, and therefore conduct that amounts to serious bullying, carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment.
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