Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:54

Fair go, sport!

Research shows sport is a significant site of homophobic harassment, discrimination and exclusion.

The Australian Government report, The future of sport in Australia, identified the need to understand these issues and create new opportunities for inclusion and participation.

With this in mind, the Australian Sports Commission funded Fair go, sport! in 2010.

This project aimed to:

  1. increase awareness of sexual and gender diversity
  2. promote safe and inclusive environments
  3. develop a flexible model of engagement that can be adapted for other sporting codes and their governing bodies.

The project now has four components:

  1. Fair go, sport! Phase 1: Our original work with Hockey Victoria and Hockey Australia, completed in December 2011, developed a peer mentoring approach to support project advocates.
  2. Fair go, sport! Phase 2: Commenced in June 2012, this Phase worked with four additional state sporting associations (Basketball, Cycling, Football and Skate Victoria / Roller Derby) and consolidated the achievements in Hockey
  3. Fair go, sport! Reservoir High School: In 2012 we applied the FGS model and approaches within the school’s sport, health and physical education programs.
  4. Fair go, sport! Schools: Commencing in 2013/14, Whittlesea Secondary College, Castlemaine Secondary College and Keilor Downs College have been implementing the project and developing strategies for inclusion in school sport.
Thursday, 03 May 2012 12:59

My work rights

The My work rights project aims to raise awareness of women’s rights at work. Experiencing harassment and discrimination can have real, negative impacts on your confidence and wellbeing. If you ignore this behaviour it may happen again. Quitting the job entirely might just mean it happens to someone else.

The Commission’s research with young Victorian women in 2011 showed that:

  • a third have experienced workplace sexual harassment
  • more than a third have been discriminated against at work.

We also discovered that young women often don’t make a complaint about discrimination or sexual harassment at work. They are more likely to resign.

My work rights website

To coincide with International Women's Day 2016, we relaunched the My work rights website and made it relevant to all  not just young  women in the workplace. 

The My work rights website helps people identify discriminatory behaviour, providing mixed media examples of behaviour that is against the law, plus links to more information and resources.

And if you are experiencing discrimination or sexual harassment yourself, or if you have witnessed it in your workplace, My work rights has some suggestions about what you can do next.

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Many of the reports and submissions in our publications and resources tackle issues of discrimination, harassment and human rights. We’ll guide you through the law in Victoria and how it affects you at work.

Contact the Commission

If you have any questions about sexual harassment, discrimination or victimisation you can call the Commission’s Enquiry Line for a free and confidential chat or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can also fill in our online complaint form or send us a letter.

Contacting us doesn’t mean that you have to lodge a complaint. We can work through some of the options and help you to decide what to do next.

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