If Victoria really is the progressive state, how can we continue to allow campervans bearing offensive slogans on Victorian roads?

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 09:41

Towards self-determination

February 13 marks the eleventh anniversary of Kevin Rudd’s Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples. It also marks a time to reflect on the ongoing calls for redress and meaningful self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is pleased to support the Victorian Legal Services Board and Victorian Legal Services Commissioner's review of sexual harassment within the legal sector. The initiative was announced this morning by Victorian Legal Services Commissioner Fiona McLeay at the Legal Laneway Breakfast hosted by Victoria Law Foundation.

Against the backdrop of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, news reports of a vile racist attack against a Melbourne rabbi earlier this week are doubly shocking. We, as a community, cannot tolerate antisemitic attacks against Victoria’s Jewish communities.

The annual Pride March is a signature event for the Midsumma Festival – Victoria's premier LGBTI cultural festival.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is urging the Victorian Government to include 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 into Mental Health.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:48

Our Year in Review 2017–18

As we prepare for another busy year working to create a safe and inclusive Victoria, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on the year that has been. We're pleased to share with you our Year in Review 2017–18, a digital snapshot of our key achievements last year.

The Commission welcomes today’s announcement from the Victorian Government of additional support for people with disability to assert their rights and tackle discrimination.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission condemns the racist attitudes and behaviours displayed at a protest in St Kilda on the weekend, including Nazi symbolism and gestures. These actions are motivated by fear and hatred and have no place in our society.

An important VCAT decision has recently highlighted the importance of owners corporations obligations' to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate people with disabilities.

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