Protecting human rights

Through our services and programs, we seek to protect your human rights and promote social justice in the community.

Our Human rights and social justice framework(PDF, 1MB) provides a foundation for Council's commitment and actions.

Human rights are the rights that belong to everyone. These rights are recognised as the basic standards required for governments and communities to operate in a respectful and peaceful manner.

Social justice is the pursuit of equal rights and equal opportunity for all people in our community. Social justice seeks to redress the impact that social and economic inequalities have on both the people experiencing it and the wider community.