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The Commission welcomes today’s announcement from the Victorian Government of additional support for people with disability to assert their rights and tackle discrimination.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission condemns the racist attitudes and behaviours displayed at a protest in St Kilda on the weekend, including Nazi symbolism and gestures. These actions are motivated by fear and hatred and have no place in our society.
An important VCAT decision has recently highlighted the importance of owners corporations obligations' to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate people with disabilities.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission's Annual Report for 2017–18 was tabled in Parliament yesterday and details a productive year in aid of our vision for a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria – one where every person is respected and treated with dignity.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is pleased to mark Human Rights Week with the launch of a free online education program about the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities for all staff in the Victorian Public Sector and local government. 
A national survey on attitudes towards gender equality and violence against women shows the urgent need to strengthen Victoria’s gender equality laws and continue the Commission’s landmark reviews into sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, alongside our wide-ranging work on gender equality.
Have you experienced sexual harassment in the workplace? Or do you deal with sexual harassment issues through your work? You can help shape the national conversation about sexual harassment at work and appropriate responses from employers through the National inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
The Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), which comprises the state, territory and federal Human Rights and Discrimination authorities, met in Adelaide on 18–19 October 2018 to consider a number of issues of common concern and interest.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will not be seeking special leave to appeal to the High Court. This relates to the recent Victorian Court of Appeal decision regarding the Independent Equity and Diversity Review into the CFA and MFB.
Friday, 02 November 2018 16:24

Caretaker period for state election

The Victorian state election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. During the caretaker period (commencing 6.00pm, 30 October 2018) content will only be added to this website in line with the caretaker conventions.
Friday, 26 October 2018 10:57

Making gender equality real in Victoria

For more than 40 years the Commission has been helping Victorian employers and employees strive towards more inclusive workplaces where the contributions of women and men are valued and recognised equally.
Every year, the Australian Human Rights Commission recognises the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms.
The Victorian Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment on the appeal brought by the United Firefighters Union of Australia Victoria Branch (UFUV) against the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission).
This week, the Financial Services Royal Commission commenced its inquiry into insurer’s treatment of the community – and with it, everyday people’s experiences and frustrations will be brought into the light.
The Supreme Court of Victoria today confirmed that courts must consider the distinct cultural rights of Aboriginal people under the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities when making decisions in relation to an Aboriginal person’s request to be heard in the Koori Court.
The figures released today by the Australian Human Rights Commission that show sexual harassment continues to be a major problem in workplaces should be a concern for us all.
Victoria's unique human rights law provided real benefit to vulnerable Victorians over the past year, according to a report tabled in state Parliament today.
Cast your mind back – if you can – to late 1970's Victoria.
Joint media release from Commission for Children and Young People and Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Action to strengthen Aboriginal cultural rights in youth justice centres can’t wait for the outcomes of a previously announced inquiry into the over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people in the state’s…
"It is the Commission’s job to remind people of the laws around racial vilification, discrimination and human rights and to make sure that those who suffer from vilification or discrimination are able to report it.
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