The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission was commissioned by Victoria Police to conduct an independent review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, amongst Victoria Police personnel.

The Independent Review aimed to identify actions to promote safety and equality in Victoria Police. Under its Terms of Reference the Independent Review gathered information about the nature and extent of sex discrimination (including all forms of gender-based discrimination) and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, in Victoria Police. 

The information gathered by the Independent Review was used to develop recommendations and an action plan for Victoria Police, which we will then independently monitor and report on over three years.

The Independent Review was led by Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, who chairs the Expert Panel. Other members of the Expert Panel were former New Zealand Police Commissioner, Peter Marshall, Professor Paula McDonald and Major General Gerard Fogarty (retired).

The Independent Review is not a complaints and investigation process and does not pursue specific cases of sexual harassment, sex discrimination or predatory behaviour. Click here for information about other avenues of formal complaint.

All personal information collected by the Independent Review is kept strictly confidential. The Independent Review doe not share any identifying information with Victoria Police, including Taskforce Salus, and participants do not need to provide their name or any other personal information at any stage.

The First Phase report has been released and is now available: Independent Review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour in Victoria Police - Phase One Report, 2015

The Commission complies with Victorian privacy laws and the confidentiality provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Read our privacy policy here.