Protection of rights review: have your say

A public consultation about changes made to the structure of the ACT Human Rights Commission in 2016 is now underway.

The Commission expanded in 2016 to include Victim Support ACT and the Victims of Crime Commission; and the Public Advocate. Some changes were also made to the functions of the ACT Public Trustee and Guardian.

The legislation for these changes provided that they be reviewed this year.  An independent review has now commenced and public consultation on the review is open until 23 September 2020.

The review is interested in hearing

  • your views on the current model of these agencies
  • how the agencies work with others in the community
  • the efficiency and effectiveness of agency complaints handling and service delivery
  • opportunities to improve knowledge and understanding of the work of the agencies and the services they provide;
  • how to improve service user and stakeholder experiences.

The review will also consider a recommendation from the Our Booris Our Way report, that an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Commissioner be established in the ACT.

Have your say

You can either:

More info is available on the Justice and Community Safety website.