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.

"Rebecca brings stellar skills and professional experience to the Commission,” Ms Weir said.

"I look forward to working with her to achieve the Commission's vision for a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria where every person is respected and treated with dignity," Ms Weir said.

Rebecca is a Partner at Ernst & Young in the Climate Change and Sustainability Services team, working on sustainability and health, safety and environment engagements.

Prior to becoming a partner in 2016, she worked as a Sustainability consultant and a Chartered Accountant for Ernst & Young. She has also spent some time as a Chartered Accountant for BNP Paribas in London.

Rebecca was a board member of Cambodian Kids Can, a charity that supports children’s welfare, education and community projects in Cambodia, from 2014–17. She was a board member and the finance committee chair of the Norman Wettenhall Foundation, an environmental foundation, from 2011–14.

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton welcomed Ms Dabbs’ appointment.

"Rebecca is an excellent addition to our Board. Her impressive expertise and commitment to social justice will be invaluable to the Commission’s work."

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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.

by Kristen Hilton, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner

by Kristen Hilton, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner

by Kristen Hilton, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner

Members of the Victorian-based Male Champions of Change National group (established in 2015) have achieved gender balance, or progress towards balance, in 83 per cent of organisational leadership categories assessed by the group, up from 63 per cent in 2016.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission), together with the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation, appeared in the Victorian Court of Appeal on Monday 16 April in an appeal hearing over the Commission’s Independent Equity and Diversity Review into CFA and MFB.

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