This week, the Financial Services Royal Commission commenced its inquiry into insurer’s treatment of the community – and with it, everyday people’s experiences and frustrations will be brought into the light.

The Supreme Court of Victoria today confirmed that courts must consider the distinct cultural rights of Aboriginal people under the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities when making decisions in relation to an Aboriginal person’s request to be heard in the Koori Court.

The figures released today by the Australian Human Rights Commission that show sexual harassment continues to be a major problem in workplaces should be a concern for us all.

Victoria's unique human rights law provided real benefit to vulnerable Victorians over the past year, according to a report tabled in state Parliament today.

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 youth justice system, according to a new joint report released today by the Commission for Children and Young People and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

"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-Afifi

His 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 multicultural and multi-faith society.

The Commission extends our sincerest condolences to friends and family of His Eminence and to Muslim communities across Australia.

Read Grand Mufti of Australia Mufti Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi dies

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.

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