Commission news

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.
Recent news coverage has reported on a story of a primary school refusing a female student’s request to wear pants to school. The Grade 1 student wished to wear pants because she was uncomfortable playing sport, running and climbing in her heavy school tunic and thick stockings. Although the school…
In recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, the Commission is pleased to present the latest film in our series that examines discrimination against LGBTI communities in Victoria.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 12:01

No place for racism in sport

The recent series of incidents where sporting players paint their face black as part of their fancy-dress costumes highlight how far we have to go in stamping out racism in Victoria.
Law Week is an annual festival of mainly free events held all over Victoria with the aim of making learning about the law easy, fun and informative.
Chairperson of the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, Mr John Searle, today announced the appointment of Kristen Hilton as the new Commissioner of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. Ms Hilton will commence her role on 1 June 2016.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission congratulates the Centre for Advancing Journalism on the launch of its new website, Uncovered.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has today launched a national report examining the challenges facing older workers. 
This month we celebrate National Youth Week, acknowledging the contributions young people make to our communities. 
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the announcement of Australia’s first ever Pride Centre for Victoria’s LGBTI community.
Thursday, 21 April 2016 14:48

New film in Pride not Prejudice series

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity as attributes protected under the Equal Opportunity Act, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is developing a series of short films featuring prominent LGBTI community members.
Monday, 18 April 2016 10:45

Acting Commissioner appointed

Clare Morton has been appointed Acting Commissioner of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, effective 18 April 2016.
The Victorian Government is aiming to remove barriers around new birth certificates for trans, gender diverse and intersex Victorians. The Commission welcomes any change to the current legislation so that people are free to change the gender on their birth certificate without having to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
In events and activities over the past few days there has been a disturbing demonstration of racial and religious hatred and intolerance towards people in the Muslim community in Victoria. This behaviour is not acceptable and it is up to all of us to call it when we see it…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes today's release of the Royal Commission into Family Violence report.
The Commission welcomes the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Victoria – now only 100 days away.
The Commission welcomes the announcement of a $500,000 grants program for LGBTI Multicultural communities. The grants are a step towards reducing the discrimination that many LGBTI people from culturally diverse backgrounds face in our community and are the first of their kind in Australia. 
Cultural Diversity Week kicked off on Saturday 12 March 2016 with a full program of activities and experiences for all Victorians. Everyone's invited to join in the fun, and in the conversation online with #StandInHarmony. 
On this International Women’s Day we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also a time to reflect on the challenges that lie ahead. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #genderparity.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is calling for expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and graphic designers.
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