We built a deeper understanding of human rights and what they mean for everyday Victorians through our pioneering Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Education Project – educating 5000 public sector employees through face-to-face training and dynamic eLearning modules. Read more
We put human rights on the agenda at the highest level of government by establishing the Charter Leaders Group, an inter-departmental executive sponsors group committed to embedding human rights in the delivery of government services and in Victorian public sector workplaces. Read more
We collaborated with the Department of Education and Training on a bespoke human rights training program for school teachers across the state.
We examined the role of human rights in public authorities’ decision-making and the impact of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities in our annual Charter Report for the Attorney-General, as well as commissioning PwC Australia to develop metrics so we can better monitor the Charter’s impact in the future.
We championed Aboriginal cultural rights by intervening in a game-changing Magistrates’ Court case, arguing successfully for the case to be transferred to the Koori Court, and by developing Aboriginal Cultural Rights, an innovative collection of print and online resources for public authorities. Read more
We shared public conversations about the importance of human rights – through the Human Rights Oration with Professor Megan Davis, through Tracey Spicer’s Equality Talks, through our Race and Media Forum, and through Human Rights Week. Read more
We delved into systemic discrimination in key industries – by investigating the travel insurance industry’s discrimination against Victorians with a mental illness and examining the significant under-representation of women in sport. Read more
We provided expert advice to key stakeholders on human rights issues – through our submission to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Parliamentary Committee inquiry on police corruption and misconduct, and through our submission to the Federal Freedom of Religion Inquiry. Read more