Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Equal Opportunity Act 2010

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity Act of 2010 is a pivotal legislation aimed at fostering a fair and inclusive society in Victoria, Australia. It prohibits discrimination and harassment on various grounds such as race, sex, disability, and age in areas including employment, education, and provision of goods and services. The Act mandates equal opportunity principles, requiring employers and service providers to promote diversity and prevent discriminatory practices. It also establishes the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission to oversee compliance and investigate complaints. Through its comprehensive framework, the Act strives to uphold fundamental human rights and advance social justice across the state.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity Act of 2010 impacts agriculture by prohibiting discrimination and harassment on various grounds, ensuring fair treatment for agricultural workers. It mandates equal opportunity principles in employment, preventing discrimination based on factors such as race, gender, and disability, promoting diversity and inclusivity within the agricultural sector.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

(1) Equal Opportunities Policy (2) Training Program

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.