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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the new resource, Speak Up and be Safe From Abuse, supported by the Victorian Government and developed by Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre in 2016.
Chairperson of the Board Moana Weir has welcomed today's announcement by Attorney-General Martin Pakula of an appointment to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Board.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:40

New resource for access to Auslan in hospitals

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today launched Signs for Health, an online resource to help deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind patients better access the health care they need and have a right to under law.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:01

Report on the operation of the Charter released

The 2015 report on the operation of Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities was tabled on 11 October 2016. It examines the use of the Charter in Victorian courts and tribunals, in parliament, by government and in the community in 2015. 
You are invited to the launch of Signs for Health, a resource for improving Auslan and communication access in hospitals for staff and deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind patients, on 19 October.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:57

Attend the launch of Mental Health Week

The Mental Health Foundation of Victoria is hosting the Mental Health Week launch on Tuesday 11 October at the Edge Theatre, Federation Square, from 5–7.30pm.
The 34th Victorian Seniors Festival will see more than 1500 free or low cost events take place across Victoria during the month of October.
Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:30

Equal Pay Day is a reminder of gender inequality

Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks the extra time from the end of the financial year that women have to work in order to earn the same amount as men.
After years of campaigning, 15-year-old Connor McLeod has the results of his determination in hand: The first bank note that Australia’s 360,000 blind people can read.
We often think about discrimination due to being a parent as an issue that only affects women. Almost half of all mothers report workplace discrimination at some point, but recent studies have shown men who take paternity leave or try to negotiate workplace flexibility also suffer negatively at work.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the commencement of the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015 (Vic), which allows couples to adopt regardless of their sex or gender identity.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes changes to Victoria’s Equal Opportunity Act 2010 which will further protect people from discrimination when seeking employment at religious schools and organisations.
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:52

Commissioner condemns racist Wi-Fi

Kristen Hilton, Victoria's Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, has spoken out against the racist name given to a Wi-Fi connection in Melbourne.
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:59

Vacancies at the Commission: Leadership roles

For 40 years the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has played an integral role in protecting and promoting the rights of Victorians, and has helped create a society that is fairer, more equal and more inclusive.
The Joint Response was prepared by thirteen of Victoria’s leading organisations and peak membership bodies involved in the primary prevention of men’s violence against women and their children, including the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
The Commission welcomes the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016 to be introduced in Parliament today which removes the need for applicants to have undergone sex affirmation surgery before being able to apply for a new birth certificate.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes today's announcement by Attorney-General Martin Pakula appointing Moana Weir to Chair of the Commission's Board.
Voters with complex communication difficulties will be able to participate in enrolling and voting—possibly for the first time—thanks to the development of an exciting new app by the Victorian Electoral Commission.
Maybe Tom Elliott's right. Maybe we women should listen to his wise advice and quit trying to crack the big time. Maybe he's on to something in his piece last week, "Too Smart To Be Stress Slaves", when he describes high-flying careers as drudge roles in disguise.
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