Commission news

The Commission has provided a submission to the Department of Justice and Regulation’s consultation on the Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme.
The Human Rights Unit of the Department of Justice and Regulation has released its new Good Practice Guide: Managing Complaints Involving Human Rights, to help public authorities effectively deal with complaints about human rights.
Following today’s announcement that the Victorian Government plans to restructure the state’s fire agencies, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton said that the evidence essential to the cultural reform of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB) will be delivered in the coming weeks.
In the lead up to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBiT), the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today launched its Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion in Sport guidelines.
For me, Mother’s Day is one of the best days of the year. Putting its commercialisation aside, I love that on this one day people all across the country are thinking of their mums and, if they’re lucky enough to still have them around, thanking them for everything they have…
Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:28

Human rights of children protected

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Supreme Court’s finding that the Victorian Government acted unlawfully under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities in the Certain Children v Minister for Families and Children & Others case. The Commission intervened in the case to ensure that…
FOR someone who hated going to the doctor, refused to wear sunscreen or take a vitamin, we thought Maurie’s preoccupation with the tingling in his feet was a bit over the top. At 70, he was running five kilometres a day and, as a former Carlton footballer, his strength and…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of funding for a statewide intermediaries scheme to help children or people with disabilities who are victims of crime.
The Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), which comprises the State, Territory and Federal human rights and discrimination authorities, recently met in Sydney on 27–28 April 2017 to consider a number of issues of common concern and interest.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton today said the confidentiality of the participants of the ongoing Independent Review into equity and diversity within the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Country Fire Authority is paramount. Commissioner Hilton also said that the Commission has not released any Review information…
The Chairperson of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Board Ms Moana Weir welcomes today's announcement by Attorney General Martin Pakula of the appointment of Laurinda Gardner and Faddy Zouky to the Commission's Board. 
Following reports that a number of students with African heritage across the state have been told their hairstyles breach school uniform policies, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton said that it may be that some schools haven't got the balance quite right between their uniform policies and…
Today is Transgender Day of Visibility.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today said the Commission for Children and Young People's Report into the use of isolation, separation and lockdowns in the Victorian youth justice system reveals an unacceptable use of isolation in breach of children's rights.
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reminds us of the harm caused by discrimination on the basis of race, nationality and ethnicity and calls on us to redouble our efforts to reduce all forms of racial discrimination. Federal Government plans announced on this day to set a…
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton today said the City of Melbourne's proposed changes to outlaw people camping in the city would make life harder for people sleeping rough in Melbourne, many of whom have already experienced discrimination.
International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women and all their achievements, reflect on the challenges women continue to face, and take actions to further the march towards gender equality in our homes, in our workplaces and in our broader community.
A recent Supreme Court decision shows how the Disability Access Bench Book, developed by the Judicial College of Victoria and the Commission, is helping people with disabilities receive effective access to justice.
Monday, 20 February 2017 12:20

Erasing bias from workplace recruiting

The Commission is please to support an anti-discrimination recruitment pilot program that was today launched by the Victorian Government.
Thursday, 16 February 2017 15:37

Commission welcomes marriage equality report

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes a consensus report on marriage equality by a Parliamentary Select Committee on the Exposure Draft Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016.
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