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…
The Commission recently provided a submission to the Expert Advisory Group to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, into the issues of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment. This submission includes recommendations relating to policy and training and addressing the barriers to reporting for both victims and bystanders. These recommendations are…
This submission briefly presents the key findings of the Beyond Doubt report regarding abuse in disability services, highlighting key reasons why abuse is not reported or acted upon. The submission further makes a number of recommendations regarding actions that should be taken to firstly prevent, and then better respond, to…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission have made a submission to The Royal Commission into Family Violence. The submission makes three key recommendations: Promoting Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities compliance The VEOHRC is keen to ensure that family violence, and violence against women more broadly, is characterised…
The Victoria Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Consultation Paper on the proposal for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Under existing law, people with a disability in Victoria have some of the greatest human rights protections in the country. The Commission…
The Commission has made a supplementary submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission's Review of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (CMIA). This addresses the supplementary terms of reference, which ask the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) to consider whether the application of the CMIA…
The Australian Human Rights Commission is currently conducting consultations to explore key rights issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia. The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the consultation and has prepared a submission for consideration. View a copy of the Commission's submission…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to Ombudsman Victoria's investigation into the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria. This submission is prepared by the Commission having regard in particular to the obligations on organisations under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic.)…
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