Victoria has seen a dramatic rise in race-based discrimination reports over the past twelve months, according to new figures from the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:17

Vale Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi

The Commission is deeply saddened by the passing of His Eminence the Grand Mufti of Australia Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi

His Eminence provided spiritual guidance to thousands of Australians. He worked tirelessly to bring communities together. His legacy will be felt by all Victorians who benefit from a fairer, more inclusive multicultural and multi-faith society.

The Commission extends our sincerest condolences to friends and family of His Eminence and to Muslim communities across Australia.

Read Grand Mufti of Australia Mufti Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi dies

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) has filed a submission in proceedings relating to the approval of the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board and United Firefighters Union Operational Agreement 2016 (Operational Agreement) at the Fair Work Commission.

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) has opened nominations for Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2018. 

The Commission Chairperson, Ms Moana Weir, welcomes today's announcement by Attorney-General Martin Pakula of the appointment of Rebecca Dabbs to the Commission's Board.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton has today praised the Victorian Government’s investment in gender equity in the construction industry as a step in the right direction.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) has today been granted leave to be heard in proceedings relating to the approval of the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board and United Firefighters Union Operational Agreement 2016 (Operational Agreement) at the Fair Work Commission.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) sought leave yesterday to intervene in proceedings relating to the approval of the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board and United Firefighters Union Operational Agreement 2016 (Operational Agreement) at the Fair Work Commission.

In response to community concern, the Commission wrote to a group suspected of being responsible for a banner hung over Melbourne's Eastern Freeway on Sunday to warn them of a potential contravention of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001.

The Commission also informed Victoria Police about the incident.

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