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The Commission has responsibilities under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001. We use our powers under these Acts to carry out research, independent reviews and investigations. We also advocate for human rights and equality in court cases, government policy processes, inquiries and law reform activities. Through this work we identify, understand and find solutions to systemic causes of discrimination and human rights breaches, and facilitate compliance with law.

Australia’s human rights framework

Related resources

Victorian Discrimination Law (2nd ed) – Sep 2019