Meet the Commissioner
Rosemary Kayess commenced as Disability Discrimination Commissioner on 29 January 2024. Ms Kayess is a leading disability and human rights lawyer. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Laws and an Honorary Doctorate in Law and is the Vice Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Current memberships include the Chair of the Australian Centre of the Disability Law; Expert Member, NSW Ageing and Disability Commission Advisory Board and Member, Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group.
Australia’s new Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Rosemary Kayess, said we need to reframe how Australians think about disability, and address social structures that prevent people with disability from participating equally in society. Commissioner Kayess said there is a unique opportunity to...