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15 Aboriginal students from Thornbury Primary School have illustrated and recorded three ancient Wurundjeri stories in Woiwurrung and English.
The Commission welcomes the announcement of a $180,000 funding boost from the Victorian Government to support Victoria's Aboriginal communities.
The Commission welcomes the establishment of the first Parliamentary Friendship Group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Victorians.
Some of Victoria’s most influential male corporate, government and community leaders are joining forces to advance gender equality and more women into leadership positions. The group of 20 men, convened by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kate Jenkins, will work together on innovative approaches to help ensure…
New legislation introduced in Victoria today will improve equality before the law for people living with HIV.
The Commission is committed to ensuring that Victorians are able to access information about their rights under the Equal Opportunity Act, the Human Rights Charter and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act.
The Law Institute of Victoria has launched a searchable database of 336 Victorian decisions involving the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities 2006.
The Commission welcomes the opening of a cutting-edge accessible bathroom facility installed at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
An innovative program will provide housing support for people living with mental health disability who are at risk of homelessness.
Congratulations to Buckley Park College, Manor Lakes College and Overnewton Anglican Community College for being selected to participate in the Fair go, sport! schools project for 2015!
Today, more than 890,000 students from over 1950 schools are joining together in their school communities to take part in the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
Secondary schools across Australia now have access to a range of educational resources to incorporate human rights in the classroom.
It is with great sadness the Commission acknowledges the passing of pioneer and committed Leader and Elder of the Victorian Aboriginal community Dr Alf Bamblett.
The unfulfilled aspirations of women will remain until men help to effect change.
Over the life of the Commission, many great and passionate people have given their time and energy by working here to help eliminate discrimination and human rights breaches. But in the process of continuing this work, the Commission has fallen out of touch with many of you. It’s time we…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is proud to be an official supporter of the Safe Schools Coalition Australia program.
The Commission will be working with the Judicial College of Victoria to develop a resource for judicial officers to assist with meeting the needs of people with disabilities in court.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has provided a submission to a national consultation exploring key rights issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia.
The Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), which comprises the State, Territory and Federal human rights and discrimination authorities, met in this week to consider a number of issues of common concern and interest. A primary focus of the meeting is the continuing, systemic and serious barriers to equality of…
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