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Victorian Courts Review

More than one in three legal professionals have experienced sexual harassment while working in Victoria’s legal sector. The Review into Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts, led by Dr Helen Szoke AO, will identify ways to build a culture that prevents sexual harassment, calls it out if it occurs, and gives people confidence to speak up without fear of reprisal. The Commission will be supporting the Review as a research partner by conducting interviews and receiving submissions about individuals’ experiences of sexual harassment in the court system.

Taking part in the Review

We are no longer conducting interviews or accepting submissions for the Review. Our Hotline will remain open until the end of year for those seeking information about the Review or assistance to understand their available complaint pathways or to access support services.

The Review’s recommendations will be informed by people who have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment within Victoria’s court system or VCAT.

We would like to express our gratitude to all those who shared their experiences with us.

Contact us for information and support

Important dates

March 2021: The Review will release a report and recommendations for change

About the Victorian Courts Review

Support services

We know that sharing experiences of sexual harassment can be distressing. All individuals who contacted us to share information about their experiences have been offered information and referrals to counselling and support services. Our support service directory is also available to download at the bottom of this page.

To find out more about what support services are available and to receive assistance in accessing those services, please call our Hotline on 1300 395 726 open 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri.

We will be keeping this free Hotline open until the end of the year.

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Contact us about the Courts Review

Please contact us if you want more information about our role in the Victorian Courts Review or have any questions about your participation:

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Related resources

Guideline: Preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment – Complying with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 – Aug 2020

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Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton Victoria 3053

General enquiries
enquiries@veohrc.vic.gov.au

Reception
1300 891 848

Enquiry line
1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583

Interpreters
1300 152 494

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1300 555 727 then use 1300 292 153

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0447 526 642

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians and recognises their culture, history, diversity and deep connection to the land.

We acknowledge that the Commission is on the land of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present.