The Federal Government has announced new measures aimed at cracking down on workplace bullying.

Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten says Labor's plan includes the implementation of a so-called speedy resolution mechanism within the Fair Work Commission.

"We want to address individual instances of bullying in a practical quick way," he said.

"We want to prevent bullying re-occurring and we want to help people in workplaces resume normal working relationships."

Mr Shorten says he also plans to give the Commission the power to refer bullying complaints to relevant state and territory authorities for formal investigation and prosecution if required.

"We think that state regulators have an important role to play," he said.

"What we want to do is to ensure that people who are bullied at work should be also able to get help to resolve complaints quickly through the Fair Work Commission."

Mr Shorten says stakeholders will be consulted about the proposal.


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