Diversity, Access & Equity Policy

The Diversity, Access and Equity Policy aims to support an inclusive and diverse Moonee Valley, where all community members are treated equally with dignity and respect. It was endorsed on 25 March 2014.

The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities 2006 requires councils to consider human rights in developing laws, policies and delivering services. This policy has adopted a human rights framework by embedding the values of inclusion, access and participation by all.

The core themes of the policy are:

  • Fostering respect and celebrating diversity
  • Promoting participation
  • Creating accessible places and spaces
  • Leadership and representation

This policy will help to implement access and equity-related activities across all of our current and future policies, plans and strategies.

You can view the policy in design version (pdf, 3.5MB) or accessible word version (docx, 340KB).


Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities

Human Rights are the basic rights that belong to all of us. These rights are recognised as the basic standards required for societies to operate in a respectful and peaceful manner.

The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities 2006 is a law which ensures that government and public authorities in Victoria consider people’s rights when developing laws, policies and delivering services.

It protects 20 human rights across four key areas: Freedom, Respect, Equality and Dignity.

The Charter protects many of the basic rights that are not covered by criminal or civil law, for example, the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association.

How is the Charter relevant to us?

The Charter requires that governments, local councils and other public authorities comply with Charter rights and consider relevant Charter rights when they make decisions. 

It is important to us that you feel respected and receive equal treatment under the principles of the Charter. All of our plans, policies and strategies should respect and uphold the human rights of our community.

In addition to our Diversity, Access and Equity Policy, other specific ones that seek to further enhance our community’s human rights include:

More information

For more information on the Diversity, Access and Equity Policy, contact our Community Planning Officer on 9243 8888 or email community@mvcc.vic.gov.au.

Last updated: Friday, 12 October 2018, 12:06 AM