Commission news

A new video awareness campaign aimed at highlighting the value of older workers has been launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (OAAV) is seeking feedback on new laws that aim to strengthen Victoria's Aboriginal cultural heritage management system.
A pioneering service providing support to adults and children who have experienced sexual assault and abuse is now operating an expanded new facility.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has unveiled a new website which provides practical information about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Victorian Legal Aid (VLA) have expanded their services to help protect the legal rights of people with mental illness.
CAN you imagine being abused by the very person charged with the responsibility of supporting you? Research by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission found because these abuses occur behind closed doors, seeking help or safety is not an option for many. Fear of not being believed, of…
'The Invisible Discriminator' - Stop. Think. Respect.  television campaign devised by mental health organisation beyondblue aims to highlight how everyday acts of discrimination, such as jokes, glances and throwaway remarks, can lead to distress, depression and anxiety among Indigenous Australians.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Liz Broderick to discuss the findings and recommendations of the Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review.
Attorney-General Robert Clark joined Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen on Tuesday 15 July to launch the Melbourne Magistrates’ Koori Court.
The Commission will launch Beyond doubt: The experiences of people with disabilities reporting crime on Monday 21 July 2014.
Have you wanted to stand up to racism but felt unsure about what to say? Check out the winning entries in our Rant Against Racism competition for some great ideas.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes Deaf Victoria’s report, An inquiry into access to Auslan Interpreters in Victorian Hospitals.
Congratulations to the 2012-14 Disability Reference Group who were finalists for the "Excellence in Improving Participation Award" at the 2014 Victorian Disability Sector Awards. The Commission would like to thank the DRG for their tireless work in addressing issues of systemic discrimination for people with disabilities and congratulate them on…
Teachers and school staff have begun training for a new mental health program for students, that is being rolled out across Victorian state schools.
The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to review Commonwealth legislation to identify provisions that unreasonably encroach upon traditional rights, freedoms and privileges.
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released the final consultation paper in its inquiry into disability and Commonwealth laws.
OII Australia and ACON have launched three new resources explaining intersex to the GLBTI and broader communities, service providers and parents of intersex children.
The incident of a Taser being used against a 54 year old man in Echuca by Victoria Police yesterday has prompted the Commission to reiterate its concerns regarding their use.
On 25 March 2014, the Australian Government Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, released an exposure draft Bill on the proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).
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