Past projects

Thursday, 22 November 2012 14:53

Deadly people

Deadly People and Their Stories is a collection of stories from unsung heroes – people who work tirelessly for their families and communities, but who may not be recognised for their achievements. This collection is a way to celebrate these…
The Commission has been researching the issues faced by families relinquishing children with disability into state care and has produced a report: Desperate measures: The relinquishment of children with disability into state care in Victoria. This follows concerns raised by…
There are laws that protect you when you are renting a property or applying to rent. However some people still experience discrimination when they apply for private rental accommodation in Victoria. The Commission conducted a survey about this issue and…
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 15:45

Everyday people, everyday rights

Following the success of the Everyday People, Everyday Rights pilot project in the City of Hume in 2009 (funded by the Legal Services Board) and the City of Yarra in 2010 (funded by the Neighbourhood Justice Centre), the Commission has…
The research and consultations conducted indicate that discrimination is a significant issue for many community members from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and impacts on their full participation and contribution to the Victorian community. The project was a collaboration between…
Access to education is a critical factor in eliminating disadvantage and protecting vulnerable children, and is essential to lifelong economic and social wellbeing. For these reasons, the Commission undertook research examining the experiences of students with disabilities in Victorian Schools…
Older Victorians make a significant contribution to the community and the economy through participation in the paid workforce. However, some mature-age workers can experience age discrimination at work and when looking for work.
Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:52

Rights in the region

Rights in focus: report on the rights of regional Victorians is a Commission report focussing on people living in regional Victoria and the about human rights issues affecting them and their communities. Human rights are basic entitlements that belong to…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 12:54

Rights of older people

The Commission believes that the voices of older people are not adequately heard in major discussions about human rights. As part of an ongoing project, we wanted to hear what you think needs to be done to protect the basic…
Thursday, 22 November 2012 14:52

Rights of passage

The Rights of passage research found that experiences of racism against young Australian-Sudanese people prevented them from moving freely in the community and limited their access to services, employment and education.
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