The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has conducted an independent review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, among Victoria Police personnel.
The review aimed to identify actions to promote safety and equality in Victoria Police. Under its Terms of Reference the review gathered information about the nature and extent of sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, in Victoria Police. We have used this information to develop recommendations and an action plan for Victoria Police, which we will independently monitor and report on over three years.
You can find out information about the Independent Review at www.humanrights.vic.gov.au/victoriapolicereview.
If you wish to make a complaint of sexual harassment
The Commission offers a separate process of dispute resolution for people who want to make a complaint about discrimination, sexual harassment or victimisation. The dispute resolution process is free, fair, flexible, timely and confidential, which encourages people to resolve the complaint.
If you want to make a complaint, please contact the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s Enquiry Line on 1300 292 153 or make a complaint online.
Or you may prefer to report the behaviour to Victoria Police Taskforce Salus at TASKFORCESALUS-OIC@police.vic.gov.au or by telephone on 03 8327 6845.
Should you require information or assistance, a list of support services can be found below under Sources of Support and Information.
In an emergency always dial ‘000’
Terms of reference
The Expert Panel, led by Commissioner Kate Jenkins, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, will review, report and make recommendations on:
a. The nature and prevalence of sex discrimination and sexual harassment including predatory behaviour amongst Victoria Police personnel.
b. The drivers of sex discrimination and sexual harassment amongst Victoria Police personnel.
c. The impact of sex discrimination and sexual harassment on people targeted by these behaviours.
d. Initiatives required to drive cultural and practice change including the adequacy and effectiveness of existing initiatives and of approaches to training, education, mentoring and development;
e. Organisational change strategies to promote safety, equality and freedom from sexual harassment in Victoria Police.
f. Any other matters the Panel considers appropriate that are incidental to the above terms of reference. Additionally, 18 months after the release of the Panel’s report and then again 12 months later a further independent Report will be prepared which:
- audits the implementation by Victoria Police of the recommendations in the Panel's Report
- makes any further recommendations necessary.
The Expert Panel will consult widely in conducting the Review.