Commission news

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.
The Commission welcomes the establishment of the first Parliamentary Friendship Group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Victorians.
Some of Victoria’s most influential male corporate, government and community leaders are joining forces to advance gender equality and more women into leadership positions. The group of 20 men, convened by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kate Jenkins, will work together on innovative approaches to help ensure…
New legislation introduced in Victoria today will improve equality before the law for people living with HIV.
The Commission is committed to ensuring that Victorians are able to access information about their rights under the Equal Opportunity Act, the Human Rights Charter and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act.
The Law Institute of Victoria has launched a searchable database of 336 Victorian decisions involving the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities 2006.
The Commission welcomes the opening of a cutting-edge accessible bathroom facility installed at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
An innovative program will provide housing support for people living with mental health disability who are at risk of homelessness.
Congratulations to Buckley Park College, Manor Lakes College and Overnewton Anglican Community College for being selected to participate in the Fair go, sport! schools project for 2015!
Today, more than 890,000 students from over 1950 schools are joining together in their school communities to take part in the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
Secondary schools across Australia now have access to a range of educational resources to incorporate human rights in the classroom.
It is with great sadness the Commission acknowledges the passing of pioneer and committed Leader and Elder of the Victorian Aboriginal community Dr Alf Bamblett.
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