Past projects

Thursday, 03 May 2012 12:54

Rights of older people

The Commission believes that the voices of older people are not adequately heard in major discussions about human rights. As part of an ongoing project, we wanted to hear what you think needs to be done to protect the basic…
Thursday, 22 November 2012 14:52

Rights of passage

The Rights of passage research found that experiences of racism against young Australian-Sudanese people prevented them from moving freely in the community and limited their access to services, employment and education.
Why we undertook the research The ability to drive is important for many older people’s independence. The freedom it provides when public transport options are limited contributes to social connectedness and areas of life including health and wellbeing, social participation,…
Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:54

School fees for children of visa holders

International students and other temporary visa holders pay thousands of dollars a year in fees for their children to attend public schools in Victoria. The policy of charging school fees for the dependents of international students and other visa holders…
Thursday, 22 November 2012 14:53

Time to respond

When you have a disability, taxi services are a critical means of public transport. Melbourne’s bus, tram and train networks will not be completely accessible for another twenty years. The Time to Respond reports discuss that despite recent reform to…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:51

Volunteering and the Equal Opportunity Act

Volunteers make an enormous contribution to the Victorian community. Every year, thousands of people give their time and energy on a voluntary basis to organisations in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors. In return, they gain valuable skills and strengthen…
Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:54

Women in the law

The report The report of the research, Changing the rules : The experiences of female lawyers in Victoria, was launched by Michael Holcroft, President of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Acting Commissioner Karen Toohey and Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou – Managing…
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