The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission commends the Victorian Government on further cementing the state as a leader on human rights protections, through its support for many of the recommendations made to the Eight Year Review of the Charter of Human Rights.

The Commission welcomes the amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act, which now provides protection of intangible Aboriginal heritage including stories, songs and dance.

The Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize is an annual competition for school students aimed to promote research and discussion of racism among young people. The competition is open to students in Years 10 and 11 in an Australian school.

It's hard to believe it has been 45 years since the Aboriginal flag was flown for the first time. Since then, it has been a sign of activism and celebration and become a prolific symbol of all Aboriginal people.

Do you know an inspiring individual or organisation that has demonstrated extraordinary passion and commitment in promoting cultural diversity in Victoria?

Seniors from multicultural backgrounds are receiving assistance to help them get connected online.

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 10:00

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in our July eNews

To mark NAIDOC week, Aunty Zeta Thomson spoke to Commission staff about the significance of Welcomes to and Acknowledgements of Country, and shared with us a bit about her family history. Aunty Zeta also took part in our Q&A for this edition of the eNews. 

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes legislation introduced to the Parliament of Victoria today that will help ensure domestic violence orders made in Victoria can be enforced Australia-wide.

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. 

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