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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the commencement of the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015 (Vic), which allows couples to adopt regardless of their sex or gender identity.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes changes to Victoria’s Equal Opportunity Act 2010 which will further protect people from discrimination when seeking employment at religious schools and organisations.
Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Commissioner condemns racist Wi-Fi

Kristen Hilton, Victoria's Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, has spoken out against the racist name given to a Wi-Fi connection in Melbourne.
For 40 years the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has played an integral role in protecting and promoting the rights of Victorians, and has helped create a society that is fairer, more equal and more inclusive.
The Joint Response was prepared by thirteen of Victoria’s leading organisations and peak membership bodies involved in the primary prevention of men’s violence against women and their children, including the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
The Commission welcomes the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016 to be introduced in Parliament today which removes the need for applicants to have undergone sex affirmation surgery before being able to apply for a new birth certificate.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes today's announcement by Attorney-General Martin Pakula appointing Moana Weir to Chair of the Commission's Board.
Voters with complex communication difficulties will be able to participate in enrolling and voting—possibly for the first time—thanks to the development of an exciting new app by the Victorian Electoral Commission.
Maybe Tom Elliott's right. Maybe we women should listen to his wise advice and quit trying to crack the big time. Maybe he's on to something in his piece last week, "Too Smart To Be Stress Slaves", when he describes high-flying careers as drudge roles in disguise.
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Each year, the Victorian Honour Roll celebrates 20 exceptional women who have made a significant and lasting contribution to their local community, the nation or the world.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) today launched the Independent Review into equity and diversity within the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and Country Fire Authority (CFA). The Independent Review will look at barriers and opportunities for building safe and respectful environments in both organisations. It will consider…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission commends the Victorian Government on further cementing the state as a leader on human rights protections, through its support for many of the recommendations made to the Eight Year Review of the Charter of Human Rights.
The Commission welcomes the amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act, which now provides protection of intangible Aboriginal heritage including stories, songs and dance.
The Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize is an annual competition for school students aimed to promote research and discussion of racism among young people. The competition is open to students in Years 10 and 11 in an Australian school.
It's hard to believe it has been 45 years since the Aboriginal flag was flown for the first time. Since then, it has been a sign of activism and celebration and become a prolific symbol of all Aboriginal people.
Do you know an inspiring individual or organisation that has demonstrated extraordinary passion and commitment in promoting cultural diversity in Victoria?
Seniors from multicultural backgrounds are receiving assistance to help them get connected online.
To mark NAIDOC week, Aunty Zeta Thomson spoke to Commission staff about the significance of Welcomes to and Acknowledgements of Country, and shared with us a bit about her family history. Aunty Zeta also took part in our Q&A for this edition of the eNews. 
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes legislation introduced to the Parliament of Victoria today that will help ensure domestic violence orders made in Victoria can be enforced Australia-wide.
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