Recognising and respecting your rights

The Shire of Campaspe recognises and respects we all have the same human rights which allow everyone to participate in, and contribute to, society and our community. 

We recognise that everyone has equal rights to access Council services and facilities. We also recognise that, at times, these rights may be limited to a reasonable degree, so we can strike a balance between individual rights and the protection of public interest. 

The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities protects the human rights of everyone in Victoria. It protects the rights of individuals, not corporations. 

It complements other laws, such as Equal Opportunity legislation, and protects basic rights such as:

  • freedom of speech
  • freedom from forced work
  • freedom from degrading treatment.

The charter sets out a list of 20 rights that help all of us live with freedom, respect, equality and dignity. 

It requires all public authorities, like the Shire of Campaspe, and their employees to comply with these human rights when making decisions and providing services.

 

More information is available from websites:

Human Rights Commission

Department of Justice