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.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is pleased to mark Human Rights Week with the launch of a free online education program about the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities for all staff in the Victorian Public Sector and local government. 

A national survey on attitudes towards gender equality and violence against women shows the urgent need to strengthen Victoria’s gender equality laws and continue the Commission’s landmark reviews into sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, alongside our wide-ranging work on gender equality.

Have you experienced sexual harassment in the workplace? Or do you deal with sexual harassment issues through your work? You can help shape the national conversation about sexual harassment at work and appropriate responses from employers through the National inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

The Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), which comprises the state, territory and federal Human Rights and Discrimination authorities, met in Adelaide on 18–19 October 2018 to consider a number of issues of common concern and interest.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will not be seeking special leave to appeal to the High Court. This relates to the recent Victorian Court of Appeal decision regarding the Independent Equity and Diversity Review into the CFA and MFB.

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