In December 2020, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) undertook an Independent review into workplace equality at Ambulance Victoria. A key recommendation included the establishment of an independent restorative engagement scheme for current and former employees and volunteers who experienced discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying or victimisation at Ambulance Victoria.
The Commission advised that a restorative engagement scheme would go a significant way to restoring trust in Ambulance Victoria. The Victorian Government has taken the first step to implement this recommendation, with work on the design of a scheme for Ambulance Victoria employees and volunteers now underway.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) is leading this important work which will include consultation with current and previous Ambulance Victoria employees and volunteers as well as unions to shape these options to ensure that it focuses on listening, acknowledging, and responding to people who have experienced harm.
Have Your Say
DJCS would like to hear views from current and former Ambulance Victoria employees and volunteers to understand what’s important to you as we develop an independent restorative engagement scheme.
Your feedback provided in this survey will help shape the key elements and options for this scheme.
The survey will close 11:59pm 20 November 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
Reflecting on experiences of discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation can be distressing. If you need support, the following independent organisations are available:
DJCS cannot answer any questions or provide advice about past or current issues you may be experiencing at Ambulance Victoria. Those queries should be directed via existing channels, such as to Ambulance Victoria or your union.
If you have further queries on the development of the scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org