Reports

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission was commissioned by Victoria Police to conduct an independent review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, among Victoria Police personnel.
Beyond Doubt documents the experiences of people with disabilities reporting crime and looks at both police practice and the upstream and downstream factors that affect reporting.
This paper considers how a human rights approach can influence and support risk management for public authorities that have obligations under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter) – fromlarge government departments to small community service organisations. It is designed to start a conversation about the…
The report notes the results from this survey, which were also used to inform our submission to the Federal Government's review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.
Reporting racism: what you say matters, completes the first stage of a multi-tiered project to raise awareness of racism in the community and to build capacity for victims and bystanders to report racism and vilification when they experience it. The report sets out eight key actions the Commission will undertake…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has recently completed research into the experiences of Koori women and the justice system. This project is one of the Commission's key responsibilities under the Aboriginal Justice Agreement 3. The Commission worked with four focus groups composed of Koori female prisoners at…
The Fair go, sport! project aimed to increase awareness of sexual and gender diversity in hockey and promote safe and inclusive environments, and develop a flexible model of engagement that can be adapted for other sporting codes and their governing bodies.
This report examines the experiences of women in the legal profession – focusing on discrimination, sexual harassment and the accommodation of parental and carer responsibilities (RTF | PDF).
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission in partnership with Deloitte Australia have launched new research into the business benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Download a PDF of the report.
This report (PDF | RTF) addresses some of the myths and stereotypes that have a direct impact on older Victorians in relation to their experiences behind the wheel.
This research report (PDF | RTF) gathers information about the issues and challenges experienced by students with disabilities in the Victorian school system and identifies potential solutions, consistent with Victoria's equal opportunity and human rights framework, to improve access to education for students with disabilities.
This report highlights the struggles vulnerable Victorians are facing when trying to access the private rental market. It indicates that some people experience discrimination and stereotyping because of race, disability or having children, making it difficult for them to secure a home.
This report looks at the policy of charging school fees for the dependents of international students and other visa holders to attend government schools, which is of particular concern to the Commission as it conflicts with Australia’s obligations under article 28(1)(a) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child…
This report is based on Commission research of the issues faced by families relinquishing children with disability into state care. Our research found that 50 or more families surrender the day-to-day care of their child with disability to the state each year because they cannot get access to the support…
This short paper provides information about the tuition fees that are charged to overseas students for primary school education and encourages people affected by this measure to tell the Commission their story.
This 2010 progress report examines developments against the recommendations of the original Rights of passage report and the extent to which they have been progressed over the past two years.
This report charts progress against an earlier Commission report into the rights of people with disability to equality in their access to taxi services in Victoria. 
This report explores recent changes in the economic measurement of wellbeing and how the new economic measures relate to equality. In doing so, it seeks to equip the Commission with the knowledge necessary to articulate the economic value of its work in terms of the impact on the wellbeing of…
This report explores the relationship between Victoria's Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and is one of three thematic occasional papers to accompany the Commission’s 2009 report on the operation of the Charter.
This report examines the experience of young Australian-African people in the City of Greater Dandenong. It aims to provide insight into the systemic issues impacting upon this group from the unique perspective of the young people themselves. In doing so, the report provides a snapshot of a local community at…
The research and consultations conducted for this report indicate that discrimination is a significant issue for many community members from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and impacts on their full participation and contribution to the Victorian community. The project was a collaboration between the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights…
This report is a summary of research the Commission engaged Auspoll to conduct in order to contribute to the our body of knowledge on women and equality, and to broadly inform our work in addressing discrimination against women.
This report summarises research into the rights of people with disability to equality in their access to taxi services in Victoria. It identfies aspects of the provision of taxi services that may discriminate against people with disability, and the need for reasonable adjustments to be made.