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Access to Buildings

Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Primary Application

Notice of application for temporary exemption

The Australian Human Rights Commission has received an application for temporary exemptions from the Australasian Railway Association (ARA). 

International Guide Dog Day 2015: Sydney launch of the ‘It’s time to end Guide Dog discrimination’ campaign

Thank you Graeme for that introduction, and good morning everyone.

I am very pleased to be here. Guide dogs play a vital role in the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired, which is why it is so important to end discrimination against guide dog users.

Australasian Railways Association: Direct assistance in ascending and descending boarding ramps

Wednesday 18 December, 2013

NOTICE OF DECISION ON APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY EXEMPTION: AUSTRALASIAN RAILWAYS ASSOCIATION: DIRECT ASSISTANCE IN ASCENDING AND DESCENDING BOARDING RAMPS

HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT 1992 (Cth), Sections 55(1) and 55(1A)

Australasian Railways Association: Carriage and stowage of mobility aids and transfer to and from mobility aids

Wednesday 18 December, 2013

NOTICE OF DECISION ON APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY EXEMPTION: AUSTRALASIAN RAILWAYS ASSOCIATION: CARRIAGE AND STOWAGE OF MOBILITY AIDS AND TRANSFER TO AND FROM MOBILITY AIDS

HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT 1992 (Cth), Sections 55(1) and 55(1A)

Housing Demonstration Project Launch of The Summer Foundation Apartments

Patricia had a degenerative disability, and lived in Department Of Housing accommodation. She has used a wheelchair for the last few years. It was a beautiful sunny day outside, but we talked in her kitchen while my friends from church worked in her garden. She told me she didn't leave the house much, and had only gone out a couple of times this year- it was September.

Accessible events – a guide for organisers

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, has congratulated Meetings & Events Australia on the release of an updated edition of Accessible events – a guide for organisers.

“Events such as conferences, festivals, annual meetings, award ceremonies, fundraisers and seminars are big business and an important part of the lives of many people,” said Commissioner Innes. “Ensuring they are accessible for people with disability - whether they are presenters, sponsors or participants is a legal requirement.”

2010 Media Release:Building access standards an investment in the future

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, said today’s launch by the federal government of proposed new standards for access to public buildings for people with a disability was a significant step towards making our buildings safer and more accessible for everyone.

2010 Media Release: Unique partnership on housing for our future: agreement launched

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today joined leaders from the housing, government and community sectors to celebrate the launch of an agreement for working together to change the way we design and build our homes.

2010 Media Release: Webcast on improved building access

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes today welcomed the launch of a webcast about important changes to do with accessibility in building design and construction.

2011 Media Release: New guideline on Premises Standards released

Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today released a guideline that will assist building professionals and those concerned with access to better understand how the Premises Standards apply to new and upgraded public buildings.