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Disability Discrimination

Submission on A New Act to Replace the Disability Services Act 1986

The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the Department of Social Services’ (DSS) consultation paper, A New Act to Replace the Disability Services Act1986 (Cth),and the opportunity to provide comment on the proposed new Disability Services Act.

Disability Discrimination Commissioner's Speech at the 2022 Jobs and Skills Summit

The participation rate for people with disability is and has remained at 53% for 28 years. The participation rate for people without disability is 83%.

Australia's Disability Strategy, Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The compartmentalisation of disability policy has meant people with disability, or their representatives, are often expected to have the information and evidence to justify policy change and even when they do make their case, they need multiple levels and areas of government to support them.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2021

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Dr. Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission speaks about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December, 2021

IncludeAbility 'Meet the Experts'

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'Meet the Experts' IncludeAbility Video Campaign The IncludeAbility project’s new video ‘Meet the Experts’ showcases the skills, knowledge and experience that Australians with disability bring to their workplaces.

By featuring ten real employees with lived experience of a variety of disabilities, ‘Meet the Experts’ breaks down attitudinal barriers and misconceptions around employment opportunities for Australians with disability. Particular attention was given to the inclusive production of the video: people with disability worked both behind the camera and in front of it.

Human Rights Day Oration 2020: Rosemary Kayess and Nas Campanella

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.

Statement on the National Summit on Women's Safety

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.

Action plans and action plan guides

Monday 11 January, 2021

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.