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A recent decision by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) shows that not all distinctions between men and women are unlawful discrimination under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. The Act allows for the balancing of different interests to meet the special needs of people of one sex.
In Victoria, public sector employees must understand and comply with the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (the Charter) in their work. Find out more in our new resource.
The Commission welcomes the Victoria Police response to the community consultation and the actions articulated in the Three Year Action Plan released today.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the Victorian Ombudsman’s report into children transferred from the youth justice system to the adult prison system and supports the findings and recommendations made by the Ombudsman.
Safe Schools Coalition Victoria (SSCV) and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission are calling for expressions of interest from secondary schools wishing to participate in the 2014 Fair go, sport! supported practice project.
The Commission's 2012/13 Annual Report is now available online and we encourage you to take some time to read about the Commission's work in 2012/13. The report demonstrates how much has been achieved over the past 12 months across the Commission – from community engagement to education and dispute resolution,…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission commends Victoria Police on the appointment of Sue Clark, who has been tasked with addressing racism within the police force.
The sixth annual report on the operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities is now available. The report indicates that public authorities' understanding of the Charter is maturing to the extent that it is seen as a useful tool at a practical level.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has released its submission to the Victoria Police community consultation on field contact reports and cross-cultural training.
The Commission has released this year's Local Government Charter Report. As the level of government most closely connected to the community, councils have a vital role to play in promoting and protecting the human rights of people in Victoria. Through this report, the Commission looks at the implementation of human…
Hot on the heels of Hockey Victoria, Basketball Victoria has become the next lead sport in our Fair go, sport! program.
The Commission is working on a research project looking at the experiences of people with disabilities in Victoria reporting crime to police. The research is focusing on people's experiences of reporting crimes against the person, including crimes such as assault, sexual assault, family violence, indecent assault and causing serious injury.
The Federal Government took an historic step in June by passing the Sex Discrimination (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Amendment Bill 2013, making it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status.
The following opinion editorial by CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Jill Gallagher AO accompanied the launch of the Commission's Reporting Racism report.   
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission in partnership with Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes AM, launched the Melbourne event of Twenty Years: Twenty Stories film project.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Equal Opportunity Act in Victoria. To celebrate this milestone, the Commission launched Victorian Discrimination Law – a new handbook and online resource developed to provide a guide to equal opportunity case law in Victoria. This resource will provide a valuable tool for…
Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Celebrating Harmony Day 2013

This year, Harmony Day carries the theme 'Many Stories - One Australia' and reminds us that Australia is a multicultural success story because we recognise the things that bind us as human beings. Harmony Day is about cultural respect, it’s about celebrating our similarities and it’s about recognising our differences.
Yesterday, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission proudly launched the evaluation of Phase One of the Fair go, Sport! project.  
The long awaited report of the Taxi Industry Inquiry tabled in Parliament today makes 139 recommendations to reform the taxi industry to improve the way taxis are licensed, operated and regulated.
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