On 28 January 2021, BlueScope Steel Limited (BlueScope) filed an application with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) seeking an exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) (the Act) to allow it to prioritise female appointments for all roles at the Western Port manufacturing facility, and to utilise role advertisements targeting female only candidates. This exemption therefore sort to allow discrimination on the grounds of sex and place a limitation on the right to equality. Accordingly, the application did not go uncontested. Regardless, VCAT got behind the initiative and approved the exemption with some minor amendment, emphasising the exempt conduct was ‘justified in all the circumstances’.