Tuesday, 06 August 2013 10:50

Basketball signs up for Fair go, sport!

Hot on the heels of Hockey Victoria, Basketball Victoria has become the next lead sport in our Fair go, sport! program.

The Commission is working on a research project looking at the experiences of people with disabilities in Victoria reporting crime to police. The research is focusing on people's experiences of reporting crimes against the person, including crimes such as assault, sexual assault, family violence, indecent assault and causing serious injury.

Friday, 12 July 2013 11:54

Sex discrimination legislation amended

The Federal Government took an historic step in June by passing the Sex Discrimination (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Amendment Bill 2013, making it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status.

The following opinion editorial by CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Jill Gallagher AO accompanied the launch of the Commission's Reporting Racism report.   

Monday, 27 May 2013 12:51

Standing up to race hate: report

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today launched a report that has found racism is a daily event in the lives of many Victorians and calls for all Victorians to do more to stand up to hate.

View the report online.

 Acting Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Karen Toohey has called on all Victorians to band together to stamp out all forms of homophobia, discrimination and harassment this IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia).

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission in partnership with Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes AM, launched the Melbourne event of Twenty Years: Twenty Stories film project.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Equal Opportunity Act in Victoria.

To celebrate this milestone, the Commission launched Victorian Discrimination Law – a new handbook and online resource developed to provide a guide to equal opportunity case law in Victoria. This resource will provide a valuable tool for legal practitioners, advocates and people with an interest in discrimination law in Victoria.

Thursday, 21 March 2013 09:56

Celebrating Harmony Day 2013

This year, Harmony Day carries the theme 'Many Stories - One Australia' and reminds us that Australia is a multicultural success story because we recognise the things that bind us as human beings. Harmony Day is about cultural respect, it’s about celebrating our similarities and it’s about recognising our differences.

At its March 2013 meeting in Brisbane, the Australian Council of Human Rights Agencies (ACHRA) identified three matters for urgent action.

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