We define key terms below and acknowledge that people have different definitions.

Language has changed and continues to evolve.


The extent to which people with disability can access something like an office, worksite or public area.


A carer is a legislated term under the Victorian Carer Recognition Act 2012 that is applied to a person who is in a care relationship with another person with disability, care needs from advanced age, a mental illness, or an ongoing medical condition.


The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, sex, or disability.

Discriminatory workplace harm

This umbrella term covers any way a person experiences discrimination, harm or violence based on protected characteristics within the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act.

Gender Equality and Inclusion Outcomes Committee

The Gender Equality and Inclusion Outcomes Committee is the current authorising and governing committee that sits over gender equality in Victoria Police.

The committee is being expanded to include diversity and inclusion.


This is an approach to understanding how social meanings related to the way we categorise and identify can overlap and interconnect. This creates different layers of discrimination or disadvantage for either an individual or group.

Program logic

A program logic model is a schematic representation that describes how a program is intended to work by linking activities with outputs, intermediate outcomes and longer-term outcomes.


A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

Workplace harm

Workplace harm is the detrimental effects of being targeted by all forms of inappropriate behaviour from work colleagues including sex discrimination, gender-based bullying, sexual harassment and assault, predatory behaviour, victimisation, workplace conflict and bullying.