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The South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC)


EOC is an independent statutory body with responsibility under the South Australian Equal Opportunity Act 1984  to:

  • Promote equality of opportunity between citizens of South Australia.
  • Prevent certain kinds of discrimination based on sex, race, disability, age or various other grounds.
  • Facilitate the participation of citizens in the economic and social life of the community. 

The Act enables the EOC to undertake a range of functions including:

  • Assisting people to resolve complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment or victimisation. 
  • Educating and informing the community of their rights and responsibilities under equal opportunity laws. 
  • Undertaking independent reviews of workplace culture in South Australian organisations and businesses to help them achieve greater diversity and inclusion and a more positive working environment. 
  • Consulting on culture change projects for South Australian organisations and businesses. 
  • Partnering with academic institutions to undertake research  in equal opportunity and related areas; and
  • Advising government on legislative and policy reform on matters relating to equal opportunity.

The EOC reports to Parliament through the South Australian Attorney-General.

Link to the History of EOC
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