Reviews and reports
Discrimination and bullying on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in Western Australian Education
This report documents research done by Dr Tiffany Jones of La Trobe University into homophobic bullying in WA schools. Click here
Review of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984
Extensive changes to the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 were recommended following a comprehensive review of the Act in 2007, the first since its enactment in 1985. The Review attracted nearly 600 individual and 90 organisational submissions, with the 76-page report referred to in State Parliament by the then Attorney General Jim McGinty on Thursday May 24, 2007.
The review recommends introducing a number of new grounds of unlawful discrimination, including breastfeeding, bullying and irrelevant criminal or medical record.
Download report of the 2007 Review of the Equal Opportunity Act in (pdf)
An inquiry into whether people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal people are being discriminated against on the basis of their race either directly or indirectly in the private housing rental market.
Download Accommodating Everyone - report 2009 in pdf format
Download Accommodating Everyone - Report of Outcomes - March 2011 in pdf format.
Download Accommodating Everyone - Report of outcomes - March 2011 in Word format.
Finding a Place
Report of the inquiry into the existence of discriminatory practices in relation to the provision of Public Housing and related services to Aboriginal People in Western Australia.
Download the Report of the inquiry Finding a place in (pdf) format.
Download Finding a place: Final report 2011in (pdf) or (Word) format.
Indigenous Interpreting service. Is there a need?
In 2007 the Equal Opportunity Commission undertook a study into the need for a statewide interpreting service for Aboriginal people. The resulting report made extensive recommendations, including a funding model for such a service.
Download Indigenous Interpreting: is there a need ? report in PDF format
Racial and religious vilificaton: Consultation paper 2004
This discussion paper was prepared for the WA State Government to guide its development of an anti-racism strategy, and was released for public comment in August 2004. It addressed both legal and non-legal remedies such as community education and awareness raising.
Download Racial and religious vilification consultation paper in PDF format.
Download Racial and Religious Vilification Consultation Paper in MSWord format.