Projects and Reports

Age is not a use by date - A snapshot of the experiences of discrimination among Western Australia's seniors

This snapshot has been developed by the Equal Opportunity Commission to better understand the impacts of age, and other types of discrimination, on people living in WA over the age of 55.
It captures responses from a state-wide survey, as well as consultations with seniors' representative organisations in WA.

Age is not a use by date pdf.
Age is not a use by date (word)
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Catering for everyone - Food menus and people with a vision impairment

These guidelines have been developed by the Equal Opportunity Commission and VisAbility to provide hospitality venues with some cost effective suggestions for making their services more accessible to people with a vision impairment.
Catering for everyone (pdf 698KB)
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Catering for everyone html

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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.

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pdf Equal Opportunity Act 1984 Review (558 KB)
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Reports from section 80 enquiry into housing

Finding a Place - Final Report 2011
Final report for the section 80 implementation and monitoring committee

Finding a Place - Final Report of the Implementation and Monitoring Committee 2011
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Accommodating Everyone 2009
An inquiry into whether people are being discriminated against on the basis of their race, either directly or indirectly, in the private housing rental market.

Accommodating Everyone Report 2009

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Accommodating Everyone Report of Outcomes 2011
Report of outcomes of the recommendations of Accommodating Everyone


A Better Way 2013
A report into the Department of Housing’s disruptive behaviour strategy & more effective methods for
dealing with tenants

Guidelines and consultation papers

Equal Opportunity in Public Employment
A guide to using exceptions under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.


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Guidelines for supporting
sexual and gender diversity
in schools


Indigenous Interpreting Service. Is there a need? 2010
In 2007 the Equal Opportunity Commission undertook a study into the need for a statewide interpreting service for Aboriginal people. 

Indigenous Interpreting Service Is there a need

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Racial and Religious Vilification: 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.  

Racial and religious vilification consultation paper 2004

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