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2015 Review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

The Attorney-General has tabled the 2015 Review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.

The review was the first step in delivering the government's election commitment to refresh the Charter and resume public education to embed the values of freedom, respect, equality and dignity in Victorian society.

In March 2015, the government appointed Michael Brett Young, former CEO of the Law Institute of Victoria, to lead the review.

The report makes recommendations to strengthen human rights culture and make the Charter more accessible, effective and practical.

The review conducted over 60 face-to-face meetings, held eight open community forums and received 109 written submissions, ensuring a range of views and experiences informed the 52 recommendations made in the report.

In July 2016, the government released their response to the review. The government supports 45 of the 52 recommendations to strengthen human rights culture in Victoria and make the Charter more effective, accessible and practical. The response to each recommendation is provided in the Government response to the review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act.


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Author: Department of Justice and Regulation
Publisher: Department of Justice and Regulation
Date of Publication: 2015
Copyright: State of Victoria, 2015.

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