Legal and policy
The Commission has responsibilities under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 and the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Act 2021. 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.