Commission news

As published in the Ballarat Courier, 7 October 2014. It is no coincidence that every time our leaders speak of security threats, they also talk about the importance of social cohesion and the success of multiculturalism in Australia. As the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, I know there…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, with the assistance of members of the Victorian Bar, is hosting a continuing legal education workshop on litigation in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010(Vic).
The Office of Correctional Services Review is currently seeking Expressions of Interest to join the Independent Prison Visitor Scheme as a Koori Independent Visitor.
An Australian first La Trobe University study of gender diverse and transgender young people has revealed high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety.
Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:01

Now is the time to spray out hate

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Anti Hate campaign helps Victorians stand up to hate and take action against offensive material – to remove it, report it, but most importantly to make it clear that as a community we will not tolerate it.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a free online tool to help businesses enhance productivity through a culturally diverse workplace.
Social networking website Facebook has partnered with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's Bully Stoppers program in a bid to tackle cyberbullying.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:00

Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Today, 23 September, is an international day for the bisexual community, their friends and supporters. 
Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00

Volunteer at the party of the year!

Arts Access Victoria’s 40th Anniversary Party will be held on the 16th October at the St Kilda Town Hall.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is launching a free online tool to help businesses enhance productivity through a culturally diverse workplace.
Back in June, SBS issued an invitation to Australian filmmakers to create a 60 second film summed up in two words: "Join in".
Six new cutting-edge accessible bathroom facilities will be installed at popular public spaces across Victoria, giving people with a disability greater independence and better support their families and carers.
One in five people experience mental illness such as stress, anxiety and depression each year, making it one of the most prevalent forms of disability in the community.
In Victoria today more than 100,000 students in Victorian schools have a disability that may affect their learning ability. These students have a wide range of disabilities – they may be blind or deaf, have a physical disability that requires them to use a wheelchair or other aides, a learning…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 14:52

New program supports women in science

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes a new $700,000 program to support women who pursue and maintain careers in science.
Commission staff donned their brightest purples today in support of Wear it Purple Day.
The awards are an opportunity to recognise the achievements of your friends, colleagues or your organisation, large or small, for working to advance our human rights and freedoms in Australia.
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.
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