The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is pleased to have partnered with Our Watch in developing Practice Guidance: Understanding your rights in the workplace and Victorian anti-discrimination law.

In the aftermath of the violent racist attack at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, as members of the Muslim community in New Zealand, Australia and further afield grieve the loss of 50 lives, we stand by Victoria’s Muslim community.

Imagine hiding out in the toilets at work every day from 4.45 pm because your boss demands a ‘goodbye hug’ before he goes home. Some days hiding out works, but other times he waits for you. Some days he pretends he can’t remember whether he’s already said goodbye, and he circles back for another hug. Everyone acts as if it’s just one of his quirks, but it doesn’t feel like that to you.

If we’re serious about dealing with sexual harassment, we need a stronger legal framework that shifts the burden from individuals. An important first step is to acknowledge sexual harassment as a symptom of gender inequality.

If Victoria really is the progressive state, how can we continue to allow campervans bearing offensive slogans on Victorian roads?

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 09:41

Towards self-determination

February 13 marks the eleventh anniversary of Kevin Rudd’s Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples. It also marks a time to reflect on the ongoing calls for redress and meaningful self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is pleased to support the Victorian Legal Services Board and Victorian Legal Services Commissioner's review of sexual harassment within the legal sector. The initiative was announced this morning by Victorian Legal Services Commissioner Fiona McLeay at the Legal Laneway Breakfast hosted by Victoria Law Foundation.

Against the backdrop of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, news reports of a vile racist attack against a Melbourne rabbi earlier this week are doubly shocking. We, as a community, cannot tolerate antisemitic attacks against Victoria’s Jewish communities.

The annual Pride March is a signature event for the Midsumma Festival – Victoria's premier LGBTI cultural festival.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is urging the Victorian Government to include discrimination against people with mental illness and the role of Victoria’s equal opportunity and human rights laws in the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Mental Health.

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