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Independent review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, in Victoria Police: Phase 3 audit and review

Police Industrial relations Discrimination Gender equality Victoria

The original Terms of Reference directed the Commission to examine the nature, extent, drivers and impact of sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, among Victoria Police employees. They also directed us to make recommendations to drive cultural and practice change and promote safety, equality and freedom from sexual harassment.

The findings in this report show how far Victoria Police has come since 2015. Its progress reflects the substantial resources, leadership and strategic consideration it has dedicated to achieving gender equality. Our findings reveal an emerging positive story of change: Victoria Police is transforming into a modern policing organisation that is disrupting its deeply entrenched culture of systemic discrimination and high tolerance for gendered harm.

While there has been marked improvement, transformative change will require time, steadfast commitment and enduring leadership. For this reason, in this final phase of the review, the Commission makes 16 new recommendations to help embed gender equality across Victoria Police by 2030.

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