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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today said the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s decision in the Arora v Melton Christian College case was an important test for clarifying the exceptions in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This is the first time that these exceptions from discrimination have…
Friday, 15 September 2017 16:18

Why the Commission supports marriage equality

Why does the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission support same sex marriage?The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s mandate is to protect and promote human rights and equality for everyone.This means we address discrimination where it occurs and work to create a fairer society.The Commission strongly supports…
The Victorian Government has vowed to overhaul uniform policies in state schools so that girls aren't forced to wear dresses and skirts.
The conviction of three men found guilty of inciting serious religious vilification of Muslims under the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 sends a clear message that there is no place for religious hatred in Victoria, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton today said.
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton today said the anti-LGBTI posters found in Melbourne are a clear sign that a respectful debate will be difficult during a plebiscite or postal survey campaign on marriage equality. "This is the type of hateful and inaccurate material that the LGBTI…
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 09:19

Racist posters not who we are: Commissioner

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton today condemned the racist posters stuck around Melbourne schools, which a white supremacist group has claimed responsibility for.
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton has said that marriage equality should be decided on by the Parliament, not by an optional and potentially divisive postal plebiscite.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Victorian government’s announcement of $3 million over four years to support specialised family violence services for the Victorian LGBTI community.
A report into the experience of students with disabilities in Victorian schools released today by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has found that in recent years there have been significant policy developments and action but more work is required to measure and ensure real change for students.
In 2014 the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria, the judiciary and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission began work together to understand and address equity issues for female barristers at the commercial bar. Of specific concern was the notion that women practising at the Victorian Bar in commercial…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is intervening in the Arora v Melton Christian College case currently before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Complaints to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission relating to discrimination in the rental market have increased over recent years. From 2015–17, the Commission received almost double the number of complaints concerning discrimination in renting and tenancy than in the previous two year period. Commissioner Kristen Hilton spoke…
The Victorian Multicultural Commission has opened nominations for Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2017. 
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Victorian government’s announcement of the successful recipients of the $1.5 million Disability Advocacy Fund.
Disability and LGBTI campaigner Jax Jacki Brown consistently works for inclusion and equality for everyone.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will today launch the Guideline: Family violence services and accommodation as a result of Recommendation 141 from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
The Commission has made a submission regarding proposed changes to laws affecting Victoria's youth justice system.
To all our political leaders, On 26 May 2017, over 250 delegates gathered at the First Nations Convention and issued the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Following the Government’s announcement that they will increase penalties for young people who commit crimes and crack down on bail, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton today called on the Government to ensure they put the human rights of children and young people in Victoria’s justice…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Victorian Government’s response to the Access to Justice Review, which will help more Victorians access much needed legal assistance.
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