AVP welcomes appointment of John Searle as new chair of VEOHRC

// August 23rd, 2011 // AVP news, Media discussion, Within Victoria

The Anti-Violence Project of Victoria welcomes appointment of John Searle as new chairperson of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

We join with the Victoria Attorney-General Robert Clark in acknowledging John Searle’s leadership skills, professional experience and ability to engage the community, as facets of the new VEOHRC chair which make him “well placed to fulfill the role” and see Mr Searl as well qualified to challenge discrimination in all its forms, wherever it rears its ugly head in Victoria.

“As President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria Mr Searle fully understands the impact prejudice motivated crime and harassment have on community.  This links communities of culture, faith, sexuality and gender in the work that VEOHRC is charged to undertake”, said AVP executive director Greg Adkins.

“AVP looks forward to the VEOHRC under Mr Searle’s chair, becoming even more engaged with the issues impacting Victoria’s diverse LGBT and Allied community which in many ways lag behind multiculture and multi-faith community in infrastructure support and societal change measures to end discrimination and violence.”

For more information contact: Greg Adkins 0407664442 greg@antiviolence.info

 

3 Responses to “AVP welcomes appointment of John Searle as new chair of VEOHRC”

  1. It should be interesting watching Searle balance his various community engagements whilst simultaneously keeping all stakeholders onside.

    Keep up the great work AVP.

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