Commission news

Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00

Volunteer at the party of the year!

Arts Access Victoria’s 40th Anniversary Party will be held on the 16th October at the St Kilda Town Hall.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is launching a free online tool to help businesses enhance productivity through a culturally diverse workplace.
Back in June, SBS issued an invitation to Australian filmmakers to create a 60 second film summed up in two words: "Join in".
Six new cutting-edge accessible bathroom facilities will be installed at popular public spaces across Victoria, giving people with a disability greater independence and better support their families and carers.
One in five people experience mental illness such as stress, anxiety and depression each year, making it one of the most prevalent forms of disability in the community.
In Victoria today more than 100,000 students in Victorian schools have a disability that may affect their learning ability. These students have a wide range of disabilities – they may be blind or deaf, have a physical disability that requires them to use a wheelchair or other aides, a learning…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 14:52

New program supports women in science

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes a new $700,000 program to support women who pursue and maintain careers in science.
Commission staff donned their brightest purples today in support of Wear it Purple Day.
The awards are an opportunity to recognise the achievements of your friends, colleagues or your organisation, large or small, for working to advance our human rights and freedoms in Australia.
A new video awareness campaign aimed at highlighting the value of older workers has been launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (OAAV) is seeking feedback on new laws that aim to strengthen Victoria's Aboriginal cultural heritage management system.
A pioneering service providing support to adults and children who have experienced sexual assault and abuse is now operating an expanded new facility.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has unveiled a new website which provides practical information about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Victorian Legal Aid (VLA) have expanded their services to help protect the legal rights of people with mental illness.
CAN you imagine being abused by the very person charged with the responsibility of supporting you? Research by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission found because these abuses occur behind closed doors, seeking help or safety is not an option for many. Fear of not being believed, of…
'The Invisible Discriminator' - Stop. Think. Respect.  television campaign devised by mental health organisation beyondblue aims to highlight how everyday acts of discrimination, such as jokes, glances and throwaway remarks, can lead to distress, depression and anxiety among Indigenous Australians.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Liz Broderick to discuss the findings and recommendations of the Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review.
Attorney-General Robert Clark joined Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen on Tuesday 15 July to launch the Melbourne Magistrates’ Koori Court.
The Commission will launch Beyond doubt: The experiences of people with disabilities reporting crime on Monday 21 July 2014.
Have you wanted to stand up to racism but felt unsure about what to say? Check out the winning entries in our Rant Against Racism competition for some great ideas.
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