2014–16 Strategic plan

Our vision

A community where every person values, understands and respects human rights and equal opportunity.

Our mission

We will work with others to eliminate inequality and build a community that respects and promotes human rights and equal opportunity.

Our values

  • Fair
  • Proactive
  • Collaborative
  • Transparent
  • Effective


The law – We will work to achieve the legislative objectives and carry out the functions set out in our authorising laws.

Our resources – We will build a strong and sustainable resource base to enable us to carry out our statutory functions and strategic focus areas.

Our expertise – We will recruit and develop people with the skills and expertise required to deliver tangible outcomes.

Our relationships – We will develop effective working relationships with individuals and organisations to advance our work.

Evidence – We will rely on evidence in determining our priorities, including the evidence derived from our enquiries, complaints, conciliation, training, research and collaborations.

Strategic priorities

We will build on our core work, experience and strong networks over the next three years.

We will undertake work that improves outcomes for rights holders, creates systemic change and informs conversation in the wider community.

Targeted impact

We will work with people whose rights are being breached and the organisations that work with them.

Our priority groups will be:

  • People experiencing racial and religious discrimination and vilification
  • People with disability
  • Women

Systemic change

We will work with employers, government and service providers to equip them to meet their obligations and drive systemic change.

Our priority areas will be:

  • Employment
  • Sport
  • The justice system
  • The public sector

Community engagement

We will reach a wider audience of Victorians who have had little involvement with human rights and equal opportunity in the past by leading community conversation and empowering all Victorians to act.

We will continually monitor the priority areas and identify new areas of need.

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