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    (1)     In this Charter

"Aboriginal" means a person belonging to the indigenous peoples of Australia, including the indigenous inhabitants of the Torres Strait Islands, and any descendants of those peoples;

act includes a failure to act and a proposal to act;

"Charter" means the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities;

"child" means a person under 18 years of age;

S. 3(1) def. of Commission amended by No. 16/2010 s. 209(Sch. item 1.1).

"Commission" means the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 ;

S. 3(1) def. of court amended by No. 77/2008 s. 129(Sch. 2 item 5).

"court" means the Supreme Court, the County Court, the Magistrates' Court, the Children's Court or the Coroners Court;

"declaration of inconsistent interpretation" means a declaration made by the Supreme Court under section 36(2);

S. 3(1) def. of discrimination amended by No. 16/2010 s. 209(Sch. items 1.2, 1.3) (as amended by No. 26/2011 s. 34(Sch. item 10.1)).

"discrimination", in relation to a person, means discrimination (within the meaning of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 ) on the basis of an attribute set out in section 6 of that Act;


Section 6 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 lists a number of attributes in respect of which discrimination is prohibited, including age; disability; political belief or activity; race; religious belief or activity; sex; and sexual orientation.

"human rights" means the civil and political rights set out in Part 2;

"interpreter" means—

        (a)     an interpreter accredited by a prescribed body; or

        (b)     if an accredited interpreter is not readily available, a competent interpreter

and relates only to the oral rendering of the meaning of the spoken word or other form of communication from one language or form of communication into another language or form of communication;

"override declaration" means a declaration made by Parliament under section 31;

"Parliamentary Committee" has the same meaning as Joint House Committee has in the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 ;

"person" means a human being;

public authority has the meaning given in section 4;

"statutory provision" means an Act (including this Charter) or a subordinate instrument or a provision of an Act (including this Charter) or of a subordinate instrument;

S. 3(1) def. of trial inserted by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 18.1).

"trial", in relation to the Magistrates' Court or the Children's Court, means hearing of a charge;

S. 3(1) def. of Victoria Police substituted by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 15).

"Victoria Police" has the same meaning as in the Victoria Police Act 2013 .

    (2)     In this Charter

        (a)     a reference to a function includes a reference to a power, authority and duty; and

        (b)     a reference to the exercise of a function includes, where the function is a duty, a reference to the performance of the duty.

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