Register of Statements of Compatibility: Victoria's Charter of Human Rights

Section 28 of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities requires that a Statement of Compatibility must be prepared and tabled in respect of any proposed legislation. The Statement must specify, in the member's opinion, whether and how the Bill is compatible with human rights and, if any part of the Bill is incompatible with human rights, the nature and extent of the incompatibility.

As part of its functions under s 41 of the Charter, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is monitoring all Statements of Compatibility, including by compiling a Register of Statements.  The Register also includes responses to such Statements prepared by the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee pursuant to s 30 of the Charter.

The VEOHRC Register of Statements of Compatibility is available here.