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.