Equality is the provision of equal legal opportunities and equal treatment for all citizens of the law. Under Section 8 of the Victorian Charter, "[e]very person is equal before the law and is entitled to the equal protection of the law without discrimination." Equality can be affected by factors such as financial status, gender and cultural background, however, all people should have an equal opportunity to present their case before the law. Often, this does not mean treating everyone in the same manner as this reflects procedural equality, but instead, focusing on substantive equality which requires people to be treated differently in order to reach the same end point, by providing opportunities such as interpreter services or support services. As a result, no person or group should be advantaged or disadvantaged because of a personal attribute, processes should be free from bias or prejudice and the decision maker should be impartial.