Commission news

The Commission is disappointed by the blockage of two key Bills in the Victorian Parliament that would have worked to reduce discrimination in this state.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission congratulates the Victorian Government on the release of its Gender Equality Strategy.
Submissions are now being accepted to the federal inquiry into the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This is your chance to make your voice heard in the debate. You can submit a written submission or attend a public hearing.
The Judicial College of Victoria and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will today launch the Disability Access Bench Book, a new resource to promote access to justice for people with disabilities.
Join us for this year's Human Rights Oration on 7 December to celebrate International Human Rights Day.
With the festive season approaching, employers are encouraged to remind employees that the office Christmas or end-of-year party is a work function and sexual harassment is not acceptable.
The Commission sends Maryanne Diamond AO, Accessibility Activist, warm congratulations on being a state finalist for Australian of the Year 2017.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) website upgrade, which will allow victims of crime to easily access and submit application forms when applying for a range of support services.
Opportunities exist at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission for people who are highly motivated, conscientious and enjoy working in a team environment.
The 2015–16 Annual Report chronicles our work over the past year across the community and with organisations to try to understand and prevent the root causes of discrimination.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the new resource, Speak Up and be Safe From Abuse, supported by the Victorian Government and developed by Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre in 2016.
Chairperson of the Board Moana Weir has welcomed today's announcement by Attorney-General Martin Pakula of an appointment to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Board.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today launched Signs for Health, an online resource to help deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind patients better access the health care they need and have a right to under law.
The 2015 report on the operation of Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities was tabled on 11 October 2016. It examines the use of the Charter in Victorian courts and tribunals, in parliament, by government and in the community in 2015. 
You are invited to the launch of Signs for Health, a resource for improving Auslan and communication access in hospitals for staff and deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind patients, on 19 October.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Attend the launch of Mental Health Week

The Mental Health Foundation of Victoria is hosting the Mental Health Week launch on Tuesday 11 October at the Edge Theatre, Federation Square, from 5–7.30pm.
The 34th Victorian Seniors Festival will see more than 1500 free or low cost events take place across Victoria during the month of October.
Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks the extra time from the end of the financial year that women have to work in order to earn the same amount as men.
After years of campaigning, 15-year-old Connor McLeod has the results of his determination in hand: The first bank note that Australia’s 360,000 blind people can read.
We often think about discrimination due to being a parent as an issue that only affects women. Almost half of all mothers report workplace discrimination at some point, but recent studies have shown men who take paternity leave or try to negotiate workplace flexibility also suffer negatively at work.
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