Commission news

The Commission is very pleased to announce the new Disability Reference Group members for 2016-18.
Monday, 16 January 2017 16:47

Celebrating at Midsumma Carnival 2017

Commission staff members had another fantastic day at the annual Midsumma Carnival event on Sunday 15 January. Our stall saw lots of foot traffic, giving us great opporunities to chat with community members about the issues that are important to them, as well as the work we do to tackle…
The Commission has provided a submission on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 13:21

Respectful reporting on gender identity

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has developed an easy-to-use gender identity reporting guide in time for this year's Midsumma Festival.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 16:54

Human rights upheld as court dismisses appeal

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Court of Appeal’s confirmation today that the transfer of children from Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice and Remand Centres to Barwon Prison was unlawful.
The Commission has today made a submission into the Federal Parliamentary inquiry into freedom of speech in Australia, calling for the existing federal racial discrimination laws to be maintained and protected.
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 16:49

Victorian court upholds children’s human rights

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomed today’s Supreme Court finding that the transfer of children from Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice and Remand Centres to Barwon Prison was unlawful.
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.
Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:58

We’ve released our 2015–16 Annual Report

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.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:40

New resource for access to Auslan in hospitals

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.
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