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The Victorian Multicultural Commission has opened nominations for Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2017. 
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Victorian government’s announcement of the successful recipients of the $1.5 million Disability Advocacy Fund.
Disability and LGBTI campaigner Jax Jacki Brown consistently works for inclusion and equality for everyone.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will today launch the Guideline: Family violence services and accommodation as a result of Recommendation 141 from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
The Commission has made a submission regarding proposed changes to laws affecting Victoria's youth justice system.
To all our political leaders, On 26 May 2017, over 250 delegates gathered at the First Nations Convention and issued the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Following the Government’s announcement that they will increase penalties for young people who commit crimes and crack down on bail, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton today called on the Government to ensure they put the human rights of children and young people in Victoria’s justice…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Victorian Government’s response to the Access to Justice Review, which will help more Victorians access much needed legal assistance.
The Commission has provided a submission to the Department of Justice and Regulation’s consultation on the Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme.
The Human Rights Unit of the Department of Justice and Regulation has released its new Good Practice Guide: Managing Complaints Involving Human Rights, to help public authorities effectively deal with complaints about human rights.
Following today’s announcement that the Victorian Government plans to restructure the state’s fire agencies, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton said that the evidence essential to the cultural reform of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB) will be delivered in the coming weeks.
In the lead up to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBiT), the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today launched its Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion in Sport guidelines.
For me, Mother’s Day is one of the best days of the year. Putting its commercialisation aside, I love that on this one day people all across the country are thinking of their mums and, if they’re lucky enough to still have them around, thanking them for everything they have…
Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:28

Human rights of children protected

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Supreme Court’s finding that the Victorian Government acted unlawfully under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities in the Certain Children v Minister for Families and Children & Others case. The Commission intervened in the case to ensure that…
FOR someone who hated going to the doctor, refused to wear sunscreen or take a vitamin, we thought Maurie’s preoccupation with the tingling in his feet was a bit over the top. At 70, he was running five kilometres a day and, as a former Carlton footballer, his strength and…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of funding for a statewide intermediaries scheme to help children or people with disabilities who are victims of crime.
The Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), which comprises the State, Territory and Federal human rights and discrimination authorities, recently met in Sydney on 27–28 April 2017 to consider a number of issues of common concern and interest.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton today said the confidentiality of the participants of the ongoing Independent Review into equity and diversity within the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Country Fire Authority is paramount. Commissioner Hilton also said that the Commission has not released any Review information…
The Chairperson of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Board Ms Moana Weir welcomes today's announcement by Attorney General Martin Pakula of the appointment of Laurinda Gardner and Faddy Zouky to the Commission's Board. 
Following reports that a number of students with African heritage across the state have been told their hairstyles breach school uniform policies, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton said that it may be that some schools haven't got the balance quite right between their uniform policies and…
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