Status in progress
Domain
1. Strong and safe Aboriginal families and communities
Goal
1.1 Aboriginal families are strong and resilient
Outcome
1.1.1 People are more connected to their family, community, country and culture
Status
In progress
Agency
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Where we are up to 

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Committee (VEOHRC) continues to build respect for Aboriginal cultural rights through incorporation within our education training programs, including within our Charter Education Program (CEP), delivered in collaboration with the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) Human Rights Unit.

The CEP routinely uses scenarios involving Aboriginal rights under the Charter, to aid in developing understanding and experience of applying the rights in a practical context.

VEOHRC also provide training to the DJCS Koori Youth Justice Program staff regarding Aboriginal rights under the Charter, including cultural rights.

Aboriginal cultural rights in youth justice centres is a joint report by VEOHRC and the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP). Recommendations from the report were accepted by Youth Justice within the Department of Justice and Community Safety. Youth Justice has provided regular updates on implementation progress directly to VEOHRC and CCYP, with the most recent received in April 2020. To access a copy of the Aboriginal cultural rights in youth justice centres report, visit the VEOHRC website (External link).

VEOHRC made a submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System and intervention into the coronial inquest into the death of Tanya Day, a respected Aboriginal woman. To access findings handed down and published by the Coroner, visit the Coroner's Court of Victoria website (External link).