Commission news

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.
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 10:30

Joint statement addressing misgendering

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 13:32

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. 
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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.
The Commission welcomes the appointment of Rowena Allen as Victoria's first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner. This appointment will assist promote the rights of LGBTI people in the community and champion LGBTI-inclusive practices across government and society.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, Domestic Violence Victoria and Vic Health are partnering with the Centre for Advancing Journalism to investigate how media coverage influences community attitudes towards violence against women.
As NAIDOC week 2015 gets under way, the Commission acknowledges the strong spiritual and cultural connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with the land and sea and we continue to pay our respect elders past and present.
The Victorian Government is seeking input from the community on key issues relating to education in Victoria.
Victoria must establish a single independent body to oversee reports of abuse in the disability sector, which could also form the bedrock of any new safeguarding framework under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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