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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:19

Racist posters not who we are: Commissioner

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton today condemned the racist posters stuck around Melbourne schools, which a white supremacist group has claimed responsibility for.
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton has said that marriage equality should be decided on by the Parliament, not by an optional and potentially divisive postal plebiscite.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Victorian government’s announcement of $3 million over four years to support specialised family violence services for the Victorian LGBTI community.
A report into the experience of students with disabilities in Victorian schools released today by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has found that in recent years there have been significant policy developments and action but more work is required to measure and ensure real change for students.
In 2014 the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria, the judiciary and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission began work together to understand and address equity issues for female barristers at the commercial bar. Of specific concern was the notion that women practising at the Victorian Bar in commercial…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is intervening in the Arora v Melton Christian College case currently before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Complaints to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission relating to discrimination in the rental market have increased over recent years. From 2015–17, the Commission received almost double the number of complaints concerning discrimination in renting and tenancy than in the previous two year period. Commissioner Kristen Hilton spoke…
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…
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