Promoting & respecting rights for all

The ACT Human Rights Commission promotes the human rights and welfare of all people living in the ACT.

The Commission:

  • Handles complaints in relation to health, disability and community services, abuse of vulnerable people, and complaints under discrimination law.
  • Increases awareness of the rights and responsibilities of service users and service providers, and encourage service improvement.
  • Provides advice to government and others regarding their human rights obligations.
  • Advocates for children, young people and adults experiencing vulnerability.
  • Advocates for and supports victims of crime.



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