The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has released its submission to the Victoria Police community consultation on field contact reports and cross-cultural training.

More Koori women are going to prison in Victoria than ever before, with Koori women now comprising the fastest growing segment of the Victorian prison population, yet appropriate diversionary options have yet to be established to prevent this rise.

The Commission has released this year's Local Government Charter Report. As the level of government most closely connected to the community, councils have a vital role to play in promoting and protecting the human rights of people in Victoria. Through this report, the Commission looks at the implementation of human rights in local government planning and decision making, and the outcomes it helps achieve for communities across the state.

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.

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