Charter of Human Rights

Overview

The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter) gives legal recognition and protection in Victoria to many important human rights, particularly civil and political rights.


The Charter imposes legal duties and responsibilities on public authorities and their employees. It is unlawful for a public authority to act in a way that is incompatible with a human right or, in making a decision, to fail to give proper consideration to a relevant human right.

DTF is committed to upholding the spirit of the Charter and employees are obliged to give thorough consideration to the Charter when making decisions.

View The Charter on the Legislation Victoria website external-link.gif

You can obtain further information on the Charter from the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission external-link.gif