In February 2019 the Commission made a submission to the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces, recommending acknowledging sexual harassment as a symptom of gender inequality, strengthening Victoria's legal framework for dealing with sexual harassment and investment in victim-centred complaints processes.
In January 2019 the Commission made a submission to the Royal Commission into Mental Health, recommending the inclusion of discrimination against people with mental illness and the role of Victoria’s equal opportunity and human rights laws in the terms of reference for the Royal Commission.
The Commission has made a submission to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, to inform it of the important framework that discrimination law provides regarding insurer conduct, specifically with respect to people with a disability.
In October 2018 the Commission provided a submission to the Gender Equality Bill exposure draft.
In September 2018 the Commission provided a submission to the second stage of the Australian Human Rights Commission consultation regarding the implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) in Australia.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has provided a submission to assist the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee’s consideration of the Justice Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2018. The submission highlights potential human rights impacts that the Bill’s proposed reforms will have on children and vulnerable persons.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has written to the Religious Freedom Review, which was commissioned by the Australian Government last year to evaluate the strength of existing religious protections in Australia.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has made a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission's consultation on the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission seeks to contribute to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee’s consideration of the Children and Justice Legislation Amendment (Youth Justice Reform) Bill 2017.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) has provided a submission to the Department of Justice and Regulation’s consultation on the Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme. In December 2015 the Commission published its first phase report for the Independent review of sex discrimination and sexual…
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