Commission news

The Department of Education and Training (DET) has provided the Commission with an update on the ongoing implementation of recommendations from the Commission's report Held Back: the experiences of students with disabilities in Victorian schools.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission congratulates more than 40 leaders from the City of Greater Bendigo who have issued a joint statement in support of the local Muslim community.
The Commission congratulates Dorothy Docherty, member of our Disability Reference Group, on being awarded a Victorian Disability Sector Award under the Volunteer category as recognition of your work at Care Connect.
The Commission recently provided a submission to the Expert Advisory Group to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, into the issues of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment. 
This time last year Adam Goodes was one of the most celebrated Australians; this year he is one of the most vilified. Just how that has happened has been the subject of endless speculation and commentary in the media over the past fortnight: some of it illuminating but most of…
If you know an inspirational woman who you think deserves recognition for her contribution, leadership and achievements, please nominate her today.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has today launched a new website and online resources to help employers and employees understand their legal obligations and entitlements.
The Commission welcomes the appointment of Rowena Allen as Victoria's first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner. This appointment will assist promote the rights of LGBTI people in the community and champion LGBTI-inclusive practices across government and society.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, Domestic Violence Victoria and Vic Health are partnering with the Centre for Advancing Journalism to investigate how media coverage influences community attitudes towards violence against women.
As NAIDOC week 2015 gets under way, the Commission acknowledges the strong spiritual and cultural connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with the land and sea and we continue to pay our respect elders past and present.
The Victorian Government is seeking input from the community on key issues relating to education in Victoria.
Victoria must establish a single independent body to oversee reports of abuse in the disability sector, which could also form the bedrock of any new safeguarding framework under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Monday, 22 June 2015

Public Sector Week news

This week marks the start of the inaugural Public Sector Week. At the Commission we are always pleased to support the range of work that happens in the public sector and, for us, this special week has come at a timely juncture.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has produced a short video about the accessible features of our building and the services provided by our staff.
Thursday, 11 June 2015

Disability Action Plan 2015-2017

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is committed to the elimination of discrimination against people with disabilities, and as a central part of this commitment, we have developed the Disability Action Plan 2015-17.
In order to enhance its effectiveness and relevance, Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities requires a review after four years of operation and again after eight years.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia continue to face unjust state-sanctioned discrimination, unacceptable levels of violence, harassment and bullying and a lack of visibility of the issues that directly affect them in accessing essential services, according to a new report released today by the Australian Human…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today made public its submissions to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
It is with deep sadness that the Commission acknowledges the passing of former Victorian Premier Joan Kirner.
The Goulburn Murray Australian Football League is throwing its support behind one of the Commission's projects by holding a Report Racism-themed round on 18 July 2015.
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