The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Melbourne for All People 2014-17 Draft Strategy (the Strategy). The Commission strongly supports the underlying principle in the Strategy, which is to improve access and inclusion to all Melbournians through the urban, social,…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Beyond the Safe City Strategy 2014-2017. The Commission recognises that Melbourne enjoys an international reputation of being a safe city. We also appreciate the challenges that community safety in Victoria entails. The Commission…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Commission for Children and Young People’s (CCYP’s) systemic inquiry. View a copy of the Commission's submission below.  
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has made a submission to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. The Commission has a Disability Reference Group which enables the Commission to hear directly from people with disability, parents of children with disability, service providers and advocates. The Disability Reference Group provides…
The Commission has made a submission to the Australian Government's consultation on proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). The Commission has serious concerns about the Freedom of Speech (Repeal of s 18C) Bill 2014 – Exposure Draft. In summary, The Commission submits: 1. Effective state and federal laws…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (Commission) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee’s Inquiry into Social Inclusion for Victorians with Disabilities. The Commission believes that the participation of people with disabilities, their families and carers in society is critically important. People with disabilities should…
The Commission made a submission to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee (SARC) on the Mental Health Bill 2014. The Commission welcomed the Bill as a significant improvement in the protection of human rights under mental health laws in Victoria. The Commissions notes a number of outstanding human rights…
The Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Security Measures) Bill 2013 was introduced into the Victorian Parliament on 10 December 2013. The Bill will introduce new security arrangements for secure welfare services in Victoria, including the proposed powers to subject a child to an unclothed search, a frisk search, seclusion and/or…
The Commission made a submission to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee on the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Bill 2013 which will include provision to prevent the Charter from applying to the Uniform Law. The Commission notes that human rights should inform the development of uniform schemes and…
A Bill introduced into Victorian Parliament on 10 December 2013 proposes to introduce laws which increase the scope and breadth of police move-on powers and create new exclusion orders, which can be used in ways that could impact upon rights enshrined in the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act…
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