Acting Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Karen Toohey has called on all Victorians to band together to stamp out all forms of homophobia, discrimination and harassment this IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia).

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission in partnership with Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes AM, launched the Melbourne event of Twenty Years: Twenty Stories film project.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Equal Opportunity Act in Victoria.

To celebrate this milestone, the Commission launched Victorian Discrimination Law – a new handbook and online resource developed to provide a guide to equal opportunity case law in Victoria. This resource will provide a valuable tool for legal practitioners, advocates and people with an interest in discrimination law in Victoria.

Thursday, 21 March 2013 09:56

Celebrating Harmony Day 2013

This year, Harmony Day carries the theme 'Many Stories - One Australia' and reminds us that Australia is a multicultural success story because we recognise the things that bind us as human beings. Harmony Day is about cultural respect, it’s about celebrating our similarities and it’s about recognising our differences.

At its March 2013 meeting in Brisbane, the Australian Council of Human Rights Agencies (ACHRA) identified three matters for urgent action.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:14

Fair go, sport! - Evaluation report launched

Yesterday, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission proudly launched the evaluation of Phase One of the Fair go, Sport! project.  

International Women's Day is a day for celebration and a call to action for both men and women. Because equality is not just a "women's issue" – things that are good for women also benefit the whole community.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has today launched a new guideline on sexual harassment in the workplace and has called on employers to ensure they comply with their legal obligations to stamp it out.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will join in Victoria's celebration of queer culture by putting its support behind the community during the annual Midsumma Festival.

The long awaited report of the Taxi Industry Inquiry tabled in Parliament today makes 139 recommendations to reform the taxi industry to improve the way taxis are licensed, operated and regulated.

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