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Cast your mind back – if you can – to late 1970's Victoria.
Joint media release from Commission for Children and Young People and Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Action to strengthen Aboriginal cultural rights in youth justice centres can’t wait for the outcomes of a previously announced inquiry into the over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people in the state’s…
"It is the Commission’s job to remind people of the laws around racial vilification, discrimination and human rights and to make sure that those who suffer from vilification or discrimination are able to report it.
Victoria has seen a dramatic rise in race-based discrimination reports over the past twelve months, according to new figures from the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:17

Vale Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi

The Commission is deeply saddened by the passing of His Eminence the Grand Mufti of Australia Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-AfifiHis Eminence provided spiritual guidance to thousands of Australians. He worked tirelessly to bring communities together. His legacy will be felt by all Victorians who benefit from a fairer, more inclusive…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) has filed a submission 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 Multicultural Commission (VMC) has opened nominations for Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2018. 
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.
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.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission), together with the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation, will appear in the Victorian Court of Appeal today in an appeal hearing over the Commission’s Independent Equity and Diversity Review into CFA and MFB. 
The Commission is alarmed by recent reports and footage of Victoria Police officers appearing to use excessive force and cruel and degrading treatment.
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