Who is leading the change
- Department of Justice and Community Safety
- Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission issue a guideline under section 148 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) to guide service providers in meeting their obligation to act inclusively and avoid discrimination when delivering services to all people who are affected by family violence. The guideline should apply to family violence service providers (including men’s behaviour change programs), as well as to universal and mainstream organisations.
As part of our approach, the Department of Justice and Regulation worked with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) to develop the recommended guidelines.
Government has considered the relationship between the recommended guidelines and other recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence related to inclusive and non-discriminatory family violence services.
Section 148 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 requires the Commission to consult with persons or bodies that represent the areas or person mentioned in the guidelines. The Commission consulted with a range of organisations and service providers to develop the guideline and shared a draft for testing and comments.
The Commission finalised the publication of the guideline and was launched by Commissioner Kristen Hilton on 19 June 2017.
This recommendation is implemented.
Reviewed 17 May 2020