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CHARTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ACT 2006 - NOTES

Version No. 014

No. 43 of 2006
Version incorporating amendments as at
6 April 2020

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Version No. 014

Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

No. 43 of 2006

Version incorporating amendments as at
6 April 2020

Endnotes

    1     General information

See www.legislation.vic.gov.au for Victorian Bills, Acts and current Versions of legislation and up-to-date legislative information.

Minister's second reading speech—

Legislative Assembly: 4 May 2006

Legislative Council: 19 July 2006

The long title for the Bill for this Act was "to protect and promote human rights, to make consequential amendments to certain Acts and for other purposes."

The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 was assented to on 25 July 2006 and came into operation as follows:

Sections 131, 4049 and the Schedule on 1 January 2007: section 2(1); sections 3239 on 1 January 2008: section 2(2).

INTERPRETATION OF LEGISLATION ACT 1984 (ILA)

Style changes

Section 54A of the ILA authorises the making of the style changes set out in Schedule 1 to that Act.

References to ILA s. 39B

Sidenotes which cite ILA s. 39B refer to section 39B of the ILA which provides that where an undivided section or clause of a Schedule is amended by the insertion of one or more subsections or subclauses, the original section or clause becomes subsection or subclause (1) and is amended by the insertion of the expression "(1)" at the beginning of the original section or clause.

Interpretation

As from 1 January 2001, amendments to section 36 of the ILA have the following effects:

•     Headings

All headings included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any heading inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. This includes headings to Parts, Divisions or Subdivisions in a Schedule; sections; clauses; items; tables; columns; examples; diagrams; notes or forms. See section 36(1A)(2A).

•     Examples, diagrams or notes

All examples, diagrams or notes included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any examples, diagrams or notes inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, form part of that Act. See section 36(3A).

•     Punctuation

All punctuation included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 forms part of that Act. Any punctuation inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. See section 36(3B).

•     Provision numbers

All provision numbers included in an Act form part of that Act, whether inserted in the Act before, on or after 1 January 2001. Provision numbers include section numbers, subsection numbers, paragraphs and subparagraphs. See section 36(3C).

•     Location of "legislative items"

A "legislative item" is a penalty, an example or a note. As from 13 October 2004, a legislative item relating to a provision of an Act is taken to be at the foot of that provision even if it is preceded or followed by another legislative item that relates to that provision. For example, if a penalty at the foot of a provision is followed by a note, both of these legislative items will be regarded as being at the foot of that provision. See section 36B.

•     Other material

Any explanatory memorandum, table of provisions, endnotes, index and other material printed after the Endnotes does not form part of an Act.
See section 36(3)(3D)(3E).

    2     Table of Amendments

This publication incorporates amendments made to the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 by Acts and subordinate instruments.

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Coroners Act 2008, No. 77/2008

Assent Date:

11.12.08

Commencement Date:

S. 129(Sch. 2 item 5) on 1.11.09: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Criminal Procedure Amendment (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2009, No. 68/2009

Assent Date:

24.11.09

Commencement Date:

S. 97(Sch. item 18) on 1.1.10: Government Gazette 10.12.09 p. 3215

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Transport Integration Act 2010, No. 6/2010 (as amended by No. 45/2010)

Assent Date:

2.3.10

Commencement Date:

S. 203(1)(Sch. 6 item 5) on 1.7.10: Special Gazette (No. 256) 30.6.10 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Equal Opportunity Act 2010, No. 16/2010 (as amended by No. 26/2011)

Assent Date:

27.4.10

Commencement Date:

S. 209(Sch. item 1) on 1.8.11: s. 2(4)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Statute Law Revision Act 2011, No. 29/2011

Assent Date:

21.6.11

Commencement Date:

S. 3(Sch. 1 item 8) on 22.6.11: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Open Courts Act 2013, No. 58/2013

Assent Date:

22.10.13

Commencement Date:

S. 37 on 1.12.13: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Public Administration Amendment (Public Sector Improvement) Act 2014, No. 6/2014

Assent Date:

11.2.14

Commencement Date:

S. 14 on 1.4.14: Special Gazette (No. 65) 4.3.14 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Victoria Police Amendment (Consequential and Other Matters) Act 2014, No. 37/2014

Assent Date:

3.6.14

Commencement Date:

S. 10(Sch. item 15) on 1.7.14: Special Gazette (No. 200) 24.6.14 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Local Government Act 2020, No. 9/2020

Assent Date:

24.3.20

Commencement Date:

S. 390(Sch. 1 item 14) on 6.4.20: Special Gazette (No. 150) 24.3.20 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

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    3     Amendments Not in Operation

This version does not contain amendments that are not yet in operation.

    4     Explanatory details

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