Friday, 12 December 2014

Human Rights Oration 2014

Listen to the Oration (MP3 Audio)

View the video – “Marlon’s story”

View Gillian Triggs speaking about why it’s important to value human rights in Australia.

The 2014 Human Rights Oration was delivered by Professor Gillian Triggs on Tuesday 9 December. Professor Triggs spoke on "The overreach of executive power: asylum seekers, detention seekers and people with mental illness". A transcript of her speech is now available online.

Today we celebrate Human Rights Day and invite you to join the conversation about why human rights are important to all of us.

The incident of a Taser being used against a 54 year old man in Echuca by Victoria Police yesterday has prompted the Commission to reiterate its concerns regarding their use.

In Victoria, public sector employees must understand and comply with the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (the Charter) in their work. Find out more in our new resource.

The Commission welcomes the Victoria Police response to the community consultation and the actions articulated in the Three Year Action Plan released today.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

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.

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

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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