Right to Housing

One example is the recent ruling by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which held that a non-profit housing agency, Metro West Housing Services, is a "public authority" under section 4(c) of the Charter.  This means that such private enterprises are required to comply with the Charter.

This case demonstrated the importance of a Human Rights Act to ensure legislation is interpreted widely to be compatible with human rights and protect the rights of people experiencing homelessness or housing crisis.