Review of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
Terms of Reference
To inquiry into and report by 1 October 2011 on the first four years of operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter Act), including:
(1) the matters referred to in section 44(2) of the Charter Act
(2) the effects of the Charter Act on
(a) the develoment and drafting of statutory provisions
(b) the consideration of statutory provisions by Parliament
(c) the provision of services, and the performance of other fucntions, by public authorities
(d) litigation and the roles and functioning of courts and tribunals
(e) the availability to Victorians of accessible, just and timely remedies for infringements of rights
(3) the overall benefits and costs of the Charter Act; and
(4) options for reform or improvement of the regime for protecting and upholding rights and responsibilities in Victoria.
In carrying out its inquiry, the Committee is asked to take note of, and make use of as it sees fit, the evidence and findings of, and government responses to, previous inquiries and reports concerning rights and responsibilities in Australia.
S. 128 Tuesday, 19 April 2011