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.

Cultural Diversity Week kicked off on Saturday 12 March 2016 with a full program of activities and experiences for all Victorians. Everyone's invited to join in the fun, and in the conversation online with #StandInHarmony. 

Victorians come from more than 200 countries, speak 260 languages and dialects and follow 135 religious faiths. In less than a month, we get to celebrate our multiculturalism and community spirit during Cultural Diversity Week.

The ACT Government has passed new laws which acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples hold distinct cultural rights and must not be denied the right to maintain, protect and develop their culture. 

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission congratulates more than 40 leaders from the City of Greater Bendigo who have issued a joint statement in support of the local Muslim community.

The Goulburn Murray Australian Football League is throwing its support behind one of the Commission's projects by holding a Report Racism-themed round on 18 July 2015.

Australia’s first ever third-party reporting mechanism for the Aboriginal community was launched today by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission in partnership with Victoria Police and the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.

In this year’s NAIDOC week we can reflect on how far we have come towards recognising that Aboriginal business is all of our business.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:34

New plan to better serve Koori Victorians

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has published an Action Plan that aims to provide a more inclusive and accessible service to Koori people involved in criminal prosecutions.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission supports protection from racial and religious vilification in the community. Research has documented the detrimental impact experiences of racism have on individuals and the community, including experiences of violence, feelings of safety, levels of community engagement and mental health outcomes.

The Commission welcomes Victoria Police taking strong action in response to incidents of racism within the police force and making it clear there is an ongoing commitment to ensure racism is never an accepted part of Victoria Police culture.

The Commission welcomes the Victoria Police response to the community consultation and the actions articulated in the Three Year Action Plan released today.

More Koori women are going to prison in Victoria than ever before, with Koori women now comprising the fastest growing segment of the Victorian prison population, yet appropriate diversionary options have yet to be established to prevent this rise.

The following opinion editorial by CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Jill Gallagher AO accompanied the launch of the Commission's Reporting Racism report.   

Thursday, 21 March 2013 09:56

Celebrating Harmony Day 2013

This year, Harmony Day carries the theme 'Many Stories - One Australia' and reminds us that Australia is a multicultural success story because we recognise the things that bind us as human beings. Harmony Day is about cultural respect, it’s about celebrating our similarities and it’s about recognising our differences.

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