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).

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.

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 youth justice system, according to a new joint report released today by the Commission for Children and Young People and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

"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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