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There’s still time to take part in the Review of Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts

Have you witnessed sexual harassment in a Victorian court or tribunal? Or have you experienced it yourself? Sharing your story can help shape the Review of Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts. Register for a confidential interview today – registrations close this Friday 23 October.

19 October 2020

The independent Review, led by Dr Helen Szoke AO, has been established by the Victorian Government and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria. It will address how our courts can better support people who experience sexual harassment, increase reporting and accountability in these workplaces, and prevent future occurrences.

In our role as research partner, the Commission is now gathering stories from individuals who have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment in a Victorian court or tribunal.

You do not have to be a lawyer to share your story, the Review is open to anyone who has information or experience of sexual harassment in Victoria’s court system. You may have an administrative role, be a social worker or child protection officer, or be someone who attends a court or the tribunal for any other reason. You may have previously been employed within Court Services Victoria.

All information received will be treated confidentially and will be de-identified before being shared with the Review or published. Find out more about our role and read our FAQs.

Register for a confidential telephone interview

By taking part in an interview, you will have an opportunity to share your experience confidentially with a supportive Commission team member.

Please register your interest to participate in an interview by close of business Friday 23 October 2020.

Make a submission

By providing a submission to the Review, you can tell us about your experience in your own words.

You can make a submission in any way you feel comfortable – by calling our Harassment hotline on 1300 395 726, emailing courtsreview@veohrc.vic.gov.au or filling in the online Courts Review form.

All submissions must be received by close of business on Friday 30 October 2020.

Call our Hotline to find out more

You can also call our Harassment hotline on 1300 395 726, open 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday, or email courtsreview@veohrc.vic.gov.au to find out more about the Review and how you can take part.

Support services are available

Sharing your experience of sexual harassment can be distressing, and it can help to have access to experienced support. If you contact the Commission to share information about your experience you will be offered information and referrals to support services.

Media contact

Peter Davies
Mobile: 0447 526 642
Email: peter.davies@veohrc.vic.gov.au

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