But business groups like the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry say the changes are problematic.
"The workplace bullying jurisdiction does give rise to a lot of complications from a business point of view," the chamber's chief executive Peter Anderson said.
"Low level bullying acts are very much human resource and personnel issues, and taking these matters into the industrial relations tribunal you give these complaints a completely different characteristic.
"You also end up with the very serious matters being mixed in with the very low level issues and that doesn't do justice to the serious matters."via Business concerns over new bullying laws - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).