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Ensuring our services can be used by the Victorian community is a vital part of fulfilling our vision of a safe, fair and inclusive Victoria. Today, we're launching our new website, to ensure Victorians can find out more about their rights and responsibilities and how they can seek help if they need it.

29 June 2020

Welcome to our new website.

It’s the culmination of months of work undertaken in close consultation with the community to explore ways to improve Victorians’ knowledge about human rights and equality and access to the Commission’s services. While this work started before the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, it took on greater importance as we saw digital platforms become the primary means of communication and service. We also saw a growing need from the Victorian community for access to information and support – particularly from those experiencing increased racism.

Information on our website is now clearly signposted for three key audiences – individuals, organisations, and those in the public sector – and we have focused on making it as easy as possible for community members to access our services and report incidences of discrimination. We have also added more content relevant to people working in the policy and legal sectors, with easy-to-use databases of our policy submissions and legal interventions.

You may notice we have also refreshed our logo and brand colours.

Our new logo consists of two components: the ‘arch’ and the ’earth’. The arch can be read as a shield, reflecting the Commission’s role as a protector of human rights and equal opportunity, with its three lines representing the three laws the Commission has responsibilities under: the Equal Opportunity Act, the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act. The earth can be read as a platform, reflecting the Commission’s role as a supportive foundation for all Victorians to stand on. The logo draws the eye to its centre, between the arch and the earth, which is where all Victorians stand, both elevated and protected.

At the heart of all these changes is our commitment to help more Victorians understand their rights and feel empowered to take action when they need to. The website is a way of seeking help and information but also of sharing stories, research and experience. The most resilient communities are those founded on equality, fairness, respect and understanding. We need this more than ever.

If you have any questions about our website, please contact our Communications team.