• When reviewing the eligibility requirements on the right to vote and to stand for election, ensure that any limitations on eligibility can be reasonably and objectively justified.
  • When reviewing the eligibility requirements for the right to access the Victorian public service and public office, ensure that the criteria and processes for appointment, promotion, suspension and dismissal in the public service are objective, reasonable and non-discriminatory.
  • Consider whether there are any impediments to the exercise of the right to participate in public affairs by persons in Victoria. If there are impediments, how might these be overcome? For example, are there physical or communication barriers preventing persons with financial hardship, disabilities, language barriers or different cultural backgrounds, from exercising these rights?
  • If you are establishing criteria for the establishment of electoral boundaries, ensure that the criteria reflect the need for broad parliamentary representation.