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First Nations Data Strategy

In July 2020, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission launched the Aboriginal Community Engagement Strategy 2020–22. As part of this strategy, we committed to the creation of the First Nations Data Strategy to provide a high-level framework to guide how we collect, use and share the data of First Nations clients.

The data strategy sets out the principles for how we share First Nations data either from individual requests from First Nations clients, and also proactively in our annual report and in the new First Nations data report. These principles are supported by internal Commission processes.

First Nations Data Principles

We commit to collecting, using, disclosing and storing data concerning First Nations clients in line with the following First Nations data principles:

Proactive disclosure

To support the concepts of self-determination and data sovereignty the Commission will be proactively providing First Nations data in two ways:

  1. Including high level, de-identified ‘First Nations client data’ as a specific section of analysis in our annual report for the general public.
  2. Providing an annual ‘First Nations data report’ a concise snapshot of First Nations engagement with the Commission for key First Nations stakeholders.

For more information

For more information, you can contact us on 1300 292 153. You can also send an email to If you want information on your own data at the Commission, you can reach out to the enquiry officer or conciliator you spoke to.

Download the strategy

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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledges that we work on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We also work remotely and serve communities on the lands of other Traditional Custodians.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.