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Human Rights Week 2020: Rights in recovery

3 to 10 December - Find out more

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Aboriginal rights

Disability rights

Employee and workplace rights

LGBTIQ rights

Human Rights Week 2020: Rights in recovery

In a year like no other, the unfamiliar environment and extreme circumstances Victorians have experienced have raised public consciousness and discussion of human rights. Human Rights Week this year is an opportunity for Victorians to reflect on the lessons from the year that was, and explore how a human rights led recovery could help us create a more equal, sustainable and resilient future.

Independent review of Ambulance Victoria announced

The Commission will examine discrimination and sexual harassment within Ambulance Victoria as a part of an independent review requested by Ambulance Victoria Chair Ken Lay and Ambulance Victoria CEO Associate Professor Tony Walker.

Commission welcomes introduction of the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020

Introduced the the Victorian Parliament on 25 November, the Bill proposes criminal penalties and a civil response scheme for dealing with instances of LGBTQ change or suppression practices, an important step towards preventing and responding to harm still being inflicted on LGBTQ Victorians.

What we stand for

Our vision is for a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria where every person is respected and treated with dignity

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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians and recognises their culture, history, diversity and deep connection to the land.

We acknowledge that the Commission is on the land of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present.