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).

He appointed Mr Michael Brett Young as an independent reviewer.

The review looked at ways to enhance the effectiveness of the Charter and improve its operation.


Review complete

Michael Brett Young has completed the 2015 review of the Charter.

He held eight open public forums, had over 60 meetings with individuals and organisations and received 109 written submissions. Public submissions have been published on this website. Mr Brett Young thanks everyone for their contributions to the review.

Mr Brett Young reported on his review to the Attorney-General on 1 September 2015, as required by the terms of reference.

The report was tabled in Parliament on 17 September 2015. It makes 52 recommendations to strengthen human rights culture and make the Charter more accessible, effective and practical.

All those who made submissions to the review will receive a printed copy of the report by mail. If you would like a hard copy of the report or summary report, please call (03) 8684 0859.


Government response

The government supports 45 of the 52 recommendations of the review to strengthen human rights culture in Victoria and make the Charter more effective, accessible and practical. Read more in the Government response to the Review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act.