In 2021, the Review into Sexual Harassment in the Victorian Courts and VCAT set out 20 recommendations for reform which would prevent sexual harassment, improve reporting and support for those who experience it, and increase awareness and accountability.
Recommendation 18 required Court Services Victoria to conduct an annual anonymous survey of all employees, judicial officers and VCAT members to track progress on incidents of sexual harassment, reporting of incidents and action by bystanders in court and tribunal workplaces.
The survey, which was conducted by an independent research consultancy in August 2022, examined the prevalence and nature of sexual harassment, reporting by both victims and witnesses and processes relating to the reporting and handling of complaints.
The survey findings, released on 19 April 2023, provide Court Services Victoria with further insight into the impact of the work that has been done to implement the recommendations of the Review and will inform ongoing efforts to eliminate sexual harassment from court and tribunal workplaces.
Read more on the Sexual Harassment Survey Findings page which includes a message from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Chair of Courts Council, Justice Anne Ferguson, in response to the findings, and a Report Card on our progress against the 16 recommendations from the Review that were directed to CSV, Heads of Jurisdiction, the Judicial College, and Judicial Commission.
This page was last updated: Wednesday 19 April 2023 - 4:10pm