Funding will be provided for a new research and teaching institute to help the disability and aged care sectors to transform and grow.

The Victorian Government is partnering with Aboriginal community-controlled organisations and communities to reduce the number of Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care. 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 17:10

We stand with Orlando

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission sends a message of support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities in light of the Orlando gay club massacre on the weekend.

Children in out-of-home care are being supported to get the best out of their education with the launch of the new LOOKOUT Education Support Centre. 

The Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), which comprises the State, Territory and Federal human rights and discrimination authorities, recently met in Sydney to consider a number of issues of common concern and interest.

At a special lunch on 2 June, Kristen Hilton, Victoria's Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, thanked and farewelled the members of our outgoing Disability Reference Group (DRG), who have served a two-year term from 2014–16.

Women with an intellectual disability are almost 70 per cent more likely to be victims of domestic violence, but they are often overlooked by shelters and support services because their needs are seen as too complicated, as reported by the ABC's PM program on 26 May.

Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

National Sorry Day

Today is National Sorry Day; a day for commemorating the Stolen Generations and reflecting on the great injustices that were committed against Aboriginal Australians with the forced removal of children from their families, communities and culture.

To coincide with today’s formal apology from the Victorian Government to the LGBTI community for those convicted under unjust and prejudiced laws against homosexual acts, the Commission’s latest film in the Pride not Prejudice series deals with the issue of expunged homosexual convictions.

The Commission welcomes "Recruit Smarter", an 18-month pilot program which aims to counter any potential bias during recruitment and ensure candidates get the best opportunities regardless of their background.

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