The 2020 Human Rights Day Oration was delivered by leading disability rights advocate Rosemary Kayess, winner of the 2019 Human Rights Medal, and a contributor to the drafting of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Ms Kayess discussed the social transformation of CRPD and the impact it has had on the community as well as her work with the Disability Royal Commission, in conversation with ABC’s disability affairs reporter, Nas Campanella.
The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to participate in the National Summit for Women’s Safety and to contribute to the development of Australia’s second National Plan on the Prevention of Violence against Women and their Children. Violence is a human rights issue that needs urgent and coordinated action.
These plans have been given to the Australian Human Rights Commission pursuant to section 67 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
Registered Disability Discrimination Act action plans are available through our online register, including over 500 plans available for viewing on line or download, together with implementation reports in many cases.
Join Human Rights Medal winner Rosemary Kayess for the 2020 Human Rights Day Oration.
- The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to provide the Department of Social Services (DSS) with this submission in response to the National Disability Strategy: Position Paper[i] (the Position Paper) regarding the development of a new National Disability Strategy (the New Strategy).
SummarySubmission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health
National Disability Strategy: Beyond 2020 webinar
September 24, 2020
Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests;
The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health are hosting a panel discussion on Stage 2 consultations for Australia's next National Disability Strategy.