"Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a national review into workplace bullying.
The aim of the parliamentary review is to look at the nature, causes and extent of workplace bullying.
It will also consider proposals to prevent bullying cultures developing in the workplace and help individuals who have been affected by bullying return to work.
Ms Gillard backed a national version of this law. "One way we could add to what we're doing now is to take Brodie's law nationally and to have a common national law to deal with bullying in the workplace," Ms Gillard said.
Brodie's mother Rae Panlock welcomed Saturday's announcement.
"It's been a long, hard road and it's just wonderful that so many people are united in this particular cause," she said.
The Productivity Commission estimates the total cost of workplace bullying in Australia at between $6 billion and $36 billion annually.
The House Standing Committee on Education and Employment will undertake the review and will consult with the community and report by November 30.
Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten described workplace bullying as secret scourge far too common in workplaces. "No family should have to go through what the Panlocks have been through," he said.
"Their daughter was going to work and she was doing well and yet what was happening to her in work meant one day she didn't come home.""