Victoria: 2015 Review of the Charter of Human Rights

On 2 March 2015, the Attorney-General, the Hon Martin Pakula MP, issued the terms of the reference for the eight-year review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) (the Charter). Submissions to the Charter Review may be submitted up to 4 June 2015.

On 2 March 2015, the Attorney-General, the Hon Martin Pakula MP, appointed Mr Michael Brett Young as an independent reviewer.

The review will look at ways to enhance the effectiveness of the Charter and improve its operation. Mr Brett Young is required to report to the Attorney-General by 1 September 2015.

The Consultation Paper and Background Brief are available on this page. These documents provide detailed information and may help you to consider the issues in the review.

There is no particular format or length for a submission.

A submission can be your ideas or opinions about the Charter. Submissions can be anything from a personal story about how you have used the Charter, how the law has affected you or how it could, through to a researched paper.

The reviewer, Mr Brett Young, wants to hear from anyone who has experience with the Charter. It does not matter if you only have one or two points to make. You do not have to address all of the Terms of Reference. Where you raise issues with the current operation of the Charter, your ideas about what could be done to address the issue would also be welcome.

Read more and obtain the Consultation and Background Briefs here.