Victoria Paves the Way to Eliminating Discrimination

Australian Journal of Labour Law, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. 318, 2010

Posted: 23 Mar 2011

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Dominique Allen

Labour, Equality and Human Rights research group, Department of Business Law, Monash Business School; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Date Written: March, 21 2011

Abstract

In April 2010, the Victorian government passed long awaited amendments to the Equal Opportunity Act 1995 which come into force in August 2011. The changes result from a review conducted by former public advocate Julian Gardner. Gardner’s recommendations were aimed at strengthening the Act’s effectiveness at addressing systemic discrimination and promoting substantive equality. Consequently, the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) introduces unique mechanisms for addressing discrimination. This Note considers the amended definitions of discrimination and focuses on the modifications of the dispute resolution process, new measures to promote substantive equality, and changes to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s functions.

Keywords: equal opportunity, discrimination, ADR, Australia

Suggested Citation

Allen, Dominique, Victoria Paves the Way to Eliminating Discrimination (March, 21 2011). Australian Journal of Labour Law, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. 318, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1791327

Dominique Allen (Contact Author)

Labour, Equality and Human Rights research group, Department of Business Law, Monash Business School ( email )

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Australia

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

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Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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