The Coalition Government thanks the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee (SARC) for its work in preparing a report on the first four years of operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.
The views expressed in the SARC report are those of the cross-party committee members and not necessarily those of the Coalition Government.
The SARC report, and many of the submissions made to SARC, indicate that the Charter of Human Rights has delivered benefits to Victoria, and should not be repealed.
The Coalition Government will now consider the SARC report, its recommendations and the many submissions received by the Committee in preparing the State Government response. Under the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 the Government has six months to prepare a response.
The outcome of the SARC review does not of itself change the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.
The Government response will be prepared and co-ordinated by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.