Towong Shire

Human Rights

The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act requires all councils to consider the twenty fundamental human rights including the right to recognition and equality before the law when they make, interpret and apply laws, develop policies and provide day to day services.

Local councils must ensure that:

  • All council decisions give proper consideration to human rights;
  • All actions, policies and services are compatible with human rights;
  • Local laws are interpreted and applied consistently with human rights; and
  • People who work on behalf of councils do so in a way that respects human rights.

To learn more about local government and human rights follow this link to the Victorian Human Rights Commission website. 

Download the Towong Shire Council Human Rights Policy below. 


Human_Rights_Policy.pdf (PDF 234 KB)

Last updated: 12 March 2014