Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission


Beyond doubt: the experiences of people with disabilities reporting crime

People with disabilities are being routinely denied the basic human right of access to justice, this report finds. About this project The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) is an independent statutory body. We have functions under: the Equal Opportunity Act 2010...

Multiculturalism: a position paper by the Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner

This paper seeks not only to reiterate the support that HREOC has given to multiculturalism over the past two decades but also to reinvigorate multiculturalism as an important foundation for the growing cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of Australian society.

Same-sex: same entitlements

Changing the definitions describing de facto relationships in relevant federal laws could help end daily discrimination suffered by more than 20,000 same-sex couples in Australia, according to this HREOC report. The Same-Sex: Same Entitlements Inquiry spent more than three months travelling around Australia holding public...

What's the score? A survey of cultural diversity and racism in Australian sport

This report sheds light on what existing strategies and programs have been adopted by 17 national sporting organisations, federal and state governments, various non-government sporting agencies and human rights institutions to combat racism within sport. The report also looks at what steps have been taken...

Get the facts know your rights: discrimination and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

For many Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women discrimination is still a common experience. This resource, developed by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in partnership with the National Network of Indigenous Women’s Legal Services Inc. provides useful information on race, sex and...