Commission news

The Commission will launch Beyond doubt: The experiences of people with disabilities reporting crime on Monday 21 July 2014.
Have you wanted to stand up to racism but felt unsure about what to say? Check out the winning entries in our Rant Against Racism competition for some great ideas.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes Deaf Victoria’s report, An inquiry into access to Auslan Interpreters in Victorian Hospitals.
Congratulations to the 2012-14 Disability Reference Group who were finalists for the "Excellence in Improving Participation Award" at the 2014 Victorian Disability Sector Awards. The Commission would like to thank the DRG for their tireless work in addressing issues of systemic discrimination for people with disabilities and congratulate them on…
Teachers and school staff have begun training for a new mental health program for students, that is being rolled out across Victorian state schools.
The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to review Commonwealth legislation to identify provisions that unreasonably encroach upon traditional rights, freedoms and privileges.
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released the final consultation paper in its inquiry into disability and Commonwealth laws.
OII Australia and ACON have launched three new resources explaining intersex to the GLBTI and broader communities, service providers and parents of intersex children.
The incident of a Taser being used against a 54 year old man in Echuca by Victoria Police yesterday has prompted the Commission to reiterate its concerns regarding their use.
On 25 March 2014, the Australian Government Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, released an exposure draft Bill on the proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).
The Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), which comprises the state and territory statutory authorities with responsibility for discrimination, equal opportunity and human rights laws and the Australian Human Rights Commission, met recently in Adelaide.
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:34

New plan to better serve Koori Victorians

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has published an Action Plan that aims to provide a more inclusive and accessible service to Koori people involved in criminal prosecutions.
The Commission has made a submission to the Australian Government's consultation on proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). The Commission has serious concerns about the Freedom of Speech (Repeal of s 18C) Bill 2014 – Exposure Draft.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has developed a guideline for employers outlining obligations under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 regarding discrimination against people with mental illness in employment.
A trial Third Party Reporting scheme is being developed by the Commission in partnership with Victoria Police and the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.
The Ombudsman found that Corrections Victoria is not meeting its legal obligations under the Charter in key areas including the right to life, and humane treatment when  in custody. These are very serious matters that require immediate attention.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission supports protection from racial and religious vilification in the community. Research has documented the detrimental impact experiences of racism have on individuals and the community, including experiences of violence, feelings of safety, levels of community engagement and mental health outcomes.
Grants are now open for emerging young leaders in the disability sector to attend the 7th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in New York from 10 – 12 June 2014.
Equality at the top for women in policymaking, politics and jobs that offer decision-making power still remains an aspiration. This seminar seeks to highlight the business case for gender equity in the workplace and more generally for women’s participation in the economy.
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