Senior Victorians Advisory Committee

Closing date: July 2, 2024

The Minister for Ageing is creating a new advisory committee for older Victorians to share their insights and lived experiences with government. People 60 years and over, and First Nations people 50 years and over, can apply to join the Senior Victorians Advisory Committee.

YDAS ‘Rights to Reality’ project survey

Closing date: May 17, 2024

YDAS are looking for disabled young people to complete a quick survey. You’ll go in the draw to win a $100 gift voucher. As part of their Right to Reality Project with the City of Melbourne, they want to help disabled young people understand their rights in different situations. That’s where your feedback comes in!

Call for legal aid for Australians with disability

In recent years legal aid services around the country have warned that too little government funding has left them struggling to ensure everyone can equal access to justice, regardless of income. But this year the peak body National Legal Aid is calling on the federal government to stump up a relatively-modest six million dollars to … Continued

What it means to see disability as a culture

In this opinion piece, freelancer John Loeppky argues that seeing disability as a culture fosters connection and encourages more support for disabled people.

New Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission strategic plan

At the heart of the Commission’s work is a vision for a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria where every person is respected and treated with dignity. To achieve this vision, our Strategic Plan identifies the strategic priorities that will guide our work and the change we hope to see from 2024 to 2026.

Rosemary Kayess commences as Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Australia’s new Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Rosemary Kayess, said we need to reframe how Australians think about disability, and address social structures that prevent people with disability from participating equally in society.  Commissioner Kayess said there is a unique opportunity to transform the lives of people with disability following the Disability Royal Commission and the Independent … Continued

Commission welcomes new Disability Discrimination Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of Rosemary Kayess to the role of Disability Discrimination Commissioner. “On behalf of Commissioners and staff I warmly welcome Ms Kayess to the Commission. She is a leading disability and human rights lawyer who has been extremely influential in her work in international human rights law for … Continued

VMIAC’s response to AEC about the Voice Referendum

Click below to read the National Mental Health Consumer Alliance’s letter to Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers in response to the AEC’s decision to exclude thousands of mental health consumers and mental health workers from voting in the Voice referendum.