Council pursues its vision to be a leader in achieving social and environmental outcomes with a common goal of connecting our proud community and celebrating diversity. The Social Justice Charter, incorporating the Citizens’ Bill of Rights, realises this vision. A city in which its citizens, together with those who work within and visit Hume, experience the highest quality of life, a commitment to enhancing the social, economic and environmental prosperity of our community through vision, leadership, excellence and inclusion.
Since 2001, Hume City Council’s commitment to social justice and human rights has been illustrated and embedded through the Social Justice Charter. As a ‘living document’, this Charter builds on the 2007 Social Justice Charter which was developed after extensive review, community consultation and consideration of The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (VIC).
The 2014 edition of the Hume City Council Social Justice Charter was shaped by community consultations conducted for the review of the Charter, the development of Action Plans (Disability Action Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and the Multicultural Action Plan) and the Community Plan: Hume Horizons 2040.
Social Justice At Work – A guide to action
The Hume City Council Social Justice Charter 2014 provides a framework for organisations to ensure the rights of the Hume community are upheld. This framework not only meets the obligation of The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) but strengthens Councils commitment to social justice by providing a policy platform from which Council can deliberatively work to address disadvantage. This guide aims to assist organisations to use a human rights and social justice framework to add value to remove the barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, religion, culture or disability.
Social Justice Charter - Guide for Action(PDF, 3MB)