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Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Report

Independent Review into Workplace Equality

The first volume of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s (VEOHRC) Review into Workplace Equality at Ambulance Victoria was published on November 30. The report focuses on issues around safety, respect and trust.

Ambulance Victoria Chair Ken Lay AO APM and CEO Prof. Tony Walker ASM invited the Commission to undertake a review at Ambulance Victoria after stories and experiences of discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation emerged in October 2020.

In its Volume 1 Report, released on 30 November 2021, the Commission made 24 recommendations for Ambulance Victoria to improve: safety and harm prevention; reporting and complaints; leadership, values, and engagement; and governance and oversight.

Ambulance Victoria deeply regrets the harm suffered by our people, past and present, as a result of discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, and victimisation.

Ambulance Victoria has accepted all the recommendations in the report and the CEO and Executive team are committed to implementing these reforms to create a workplace based on safety, equality, respect, and trust at Ambulance Victoria.

Volume 1 Report – Safety, Respect and Trust

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You can read Volume 1 of the Commission’s report here.

Volume 2 Report – Equal, Fair and Inclusive

The second volume report is expected to be released by the Commission in early 2022.