Creating an Inclusive and Respectful Melbourne Market – Updated site induction
We all want a Melbourne Market where everyone feels included, where people feel safe and are treated with respect. A place free of racism, sexism, discrimination, harassment, violence and bullying.
The Melbourne Market’s ‘Stronger Together’ initiative is about ensuring we have a Melbourne Market culture we can all be proud of through awareness, education, and policies focusing on diversity and respect.
The Melbourne Market induction has been updated with a new module titled Market Conduct. As well as information about the Market’s drug and alcohol policy, the updated induction includes a respectful behaviour section. It talks about how the Melbourne Market is a diverse community of people from many backgrounds that must be inclusive, respectful and welcoming. It discusses disciplinary action for those exhibiting anti-social behaviour such as racism, sexism, violence, bullying, and harassment and provides details of where to go for help if you feel you are the victim of any of these sorts of behaviours.
All new market users are now undertaking this updated induction, and in the coming months, we will begin a program where current market users will re-do the induction in line with the rollout of digital access cards.
If you have feedback about the Stronger Together program or would like to confidentially discuss issues around racism, sexism, violence, or harassment in the Melbourne Market, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.