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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is calling for expressions of interest from secondary schools wishing to participate in the 2016 Fair go, sport! supported-practice project.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission's Annual Report for 2014/15 was tabled in Parliament today, and offers a comprehensive rundown of the work the Commission has been involved in over the year.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes a new Bill that will remove discrimination against same-sex couples from Victorian adoption laws.
Did you know one in five people experience mental illness each year, making it one of the most common forms of disability in the community? This means it is likely that some of the people you work, live and socialise with every day have experienced, or may be living with,…
So let's get it out of the way right at the start: the fun police are ruining the country. You can't make a joke about anything any more. The do-gooders need to get over themselves and have a laugh. And here's my favourite: it was just a harmless joke.
Commissioner Kate Jenkins has been announced as a winner in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2015.
Victorian self-help groups working in the disability sector are encouraged to apply for the Disability Self-Help Grants, a program offering up to $10,000 in funding over two years.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the 2015 Review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, which was tabled today in Parliament.
The Commission welcomes the announcement of $10 million from the Victorian Government to support creative projects that will make state schools more inclusive and equitable places for students with special needs.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the release of the Draft Report into discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment in the practice of surgery.
Following recent media reports we, the undersigned, call for greater care and consideration around the language used to describe another person’s gender identity.
Wednesday, 02 September 2015

New CEO joins Male Champions of Change

CEO of Yarra Trams, Clément Michel, recently committed to the Victorian-based Male Champions of Change group, joining 22 other men who are stepping up beside women to lead on gender equality.
A new attribute to the Equal Opportunity Act has come into effect making it unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of an expunged homosexual conviction.
The Department of Education and Training (DET) has provided the Commission with an update on the ongoing implementation of recommendations from the Commission's report Held Back: the experiences of students with disabilities in Victorian schools.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission congratulates more than 40 leaders from the City of Greater Bendigo who have issued a joint statement in support of the local Muslim community.
The Commission congratulates Dorothy Docherty, member of our Disability Reference Group, on being awarded a Victorian Disability Sector Award under the Volunteer category as recognition of your work at Care Connect.
The Commission recently provided a submission to the Expert Advisory Group to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, into the issues of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment. 
This time last year Adam Goodes was one of the most celebrated Australians; this year he is one of the most vilified. Just how that has happened has been the subject of endless speculation and commentary in the media over the past fortnight: some of it illuminating but most of…
If you know an inspirational woman who you think deserves recognition for her contribution, leadership and achievements, please nominate her today.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has today launched a new website and online resources to help employers and employees understand their legal obligations and entitlements.
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