Equal Opportunity Commission

Working to make Western Australia free from discrimination and prejudice.


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Men's Shed Morning Tea

On 28 November WA Commissioner for Equal Opportunity was invited to the Langford Aboriginal Association Men's Shed Morning Tea at Reconciliation WA to celebrate International Men's Day.
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16 Days in WA 2022

WA Commissioner for Equal Opportunity Dr John Byrne attended the launch of 16 Days in WA to raise awareness about Domestic and Family Violence.
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RAAP visits the Pilbara

The Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program (RAAP) recently travelled to the Pilbara recently visiting Newman, Jigalong, Tom Price and Paraburdoo.

What we do

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The Equal Opportunity Commission is open to the public from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 

impairment conciliation

The Commissioner can investigate and endeavour to conciliate allegations of discrimination based on one or more grounds of the Act. A complaint must be in writing and can be in a person's first language.  The incident or incidents included in a complaint must have occurred less than 12 months before the complaint is lodged.  In some circumstances, the Commissioner may consider conciliation can help to resolve a complaint and a conciliation conference may be organised so the parties can participate.  If a complaint is not conciliated and has not been dismissed by the Commissioner, it is referred to the State Administrative Tribunal with a assistance from the Commissioner. If a complaint has been dismissed the complainant can have the complaint referred to the Tribunal but is not assisted by the Commissioner.

 Laws alone do not end intolerance, prejudice and discrimination in our community - so education is a vital part of the Commission’s function.

Community education officer Sara Shengeb training at Curtin University

Community events, education, training sessions, seminars, workshops and papers are regularly presented by Commission staff.   These seek to enhance understanding of the principles of equal opportunity, as well as increase recognition of the provisions contained in the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.  Presentations or training by Commission staff may be requested by contacting the Commission.

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Page reviewed 2 December 2022