Victoria paves the way to eliminating discrimination

Allen, Dominique 2010, Victoria paves the way to eliminating discrimination, Australian journal of labour law, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 318-326.

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Title Victoria paves the way to eliminating discrimination
Author(s) Allen, Dominique
Journal name Australian journal of labour law
Volume number 23
Issue number 4
Start page 318
End page 326
Total pages 9
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Place of publication Sydney, N. S. W.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1030-7222
Summary 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. A parallel review examined the exceptions and exemptions. Gardner’s recommendations were aimed at strengthening the Act’s effectiveness in addressing systemic discrimination and promoting substantive equality.Consequently, the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) (EO Act 2010) introduces unique mechanisms for addressing discrimination which are worth examining in detail. 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 (VEOHRC) functions.Changes to the exception and exemption provisions were examined in an earlier note.
Language eng
Field of Research 180114 Human Rights Law
Socio Economic Objective 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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