The Commission has provided a submission towards the consultation draft of the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 ('the Draft Regulations'). This submission is limited to comments about Regulation 25 which states: A member of staff of a Government school may take any reasonable action that is immediately required to restrain…
The Commission provided a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into Freedom of Speech in Australia. The submission calls for the existing federal racial discrimination laws to be maintained and protected. Download a copy of the Commission's submission below.    
The Commission has provided a submission on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill. The submission focuses on section 47A of the Bill, which allows marriage celebrants to refuse to solemnise same sex marriages on the basis of conscientious or religious belief.  The Commission takes the view that the…
The Commission's submission to the Inquiry into Ride Sourcing Services conducted by the Standing Committee on Economy and Infrastructure noted that many people with disabilities rely on point-to-point transport to access education, employment, retail, health and social services, as well as to participate in cultural and community life more broadly.…
The Commission provided a submission to the Queensland Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee inquiry into whether it is appropriate and desirable to legislate for a Human Rights Act in Queensland, other than through a constitutionally entrenched model. The Commission submitted that a Human Rights Act for Queensland would serve…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (‘the Commission’) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the discussion paper ‘A better Multi-Purpose Taxi Program.’ The laws under which the Commission has responsibilities are relevant to the taxi industry in a number of ways. The Equal Opportunity Act 2010…
The attached letter is addressed to the Hon Marica Neave AO, Commissioner, Royal Commission into Family Violence. It provides a response to the question on notice taken during Commissioner Kate Jenkins appearance on behalf of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission at a Royal Commission hearing on 13 October 2015.…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to make submissions into the Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability. The Commission has made two separate submissions to this Inquiry. This submission addresses the employment of older people in…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to make submissions into the Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability. The Commission is making two separate submissions to this Inquiry. This submission addresses the employment of people with disabilities…
The Commission provided a submission to the ACT Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety into proposed amendments to the ACT’s Human Rights Act 2004. The submission addressed flagged amendments providing for recognition of Aboriginal cultural rights, inclusion of a Note that children have all rights in the HRA and…
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