Commission news

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 14:44

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.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 12:00

Video: Accessibility at the Commission

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 11:19

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.
As National Reconciliation Week approaches its 10th year, it seems fitting that the theme for this year is 'It’s time to change it up'.
Planning has begun for the Commission's 2015 Human Rights Oration, held every year in December to mark World Human Rights Day.
The Royal Commission into Family Violence is nearing the conclusion of its intensive community consultations, hearing from people affected by family violence and the people who provide assistance and support to them.
The Commission welcomes the State Government's decision to provide $402,000 funding to Val's Cafe, a program that promotes the health, well-being and social inclusion of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 
The first international study of homophobia in sport has revealed 87 per cent of young gay athletes in Australia feel forced to hide their sexuality from teammates, placing the country among the least safe English-speaking countries for LGBTI players.
The Commission welcomes the State Budget allocation of  $10 million in initiatives towards ensuring LGBTI Victorians have the respect, inclusion, health and happiness to which all Victorians are entitled. 
The Commission's Disability Reference Group member Thomas Banks is making a documentary to combat stereotypes around disability and sexuality, and show that everybody deserves to find love.
15 Aboriginal students from Thornbury Primary School have illustrated and recorded three ancient Wurundjeri stories in Woiwurrung and English.
The Commission welcomes the announcement of a $180,000 funding boost from the Victorian Government to support Victoria's Aboriginal communities.
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