The Review of Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts recommended that Court Services Victoria commission an independent expert to review and make recommendations on the recruitment processes and working arrangements for Court Services Victoria staff who work in a primary relationship with judicial officers.
The Hon Julie Dodds-Streeton KC, assisted by Jack O'Connor, was engaged to undertake this work. Ms Dodds-Streeton is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Court of Australia and has undertaken investigations into judicial conduct including alleged sexual harassment.
The Report, released in October 2022, contains 27 recommendations. A number of these align with and expand on the recommendations of the Review of Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts.
The Report's recommendations have been endorsed by Courts Council in accordance with their continuing commitment to preventing sexual harassment and providing a safe and respectful workplace.
The Review of Recruitment and Working Arrangements Report can be downloaded from this website.
Statement from Chief Justice
A statement from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chair of Courts Council, Anne Ferguson, on behalf of the Victorian courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal was also released in response to the Report. Download the Statement here -
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