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Disability Rights

Join us in promoting the rights of people with disabilities and building a more accessible, more inclusive community.

Meet the Commissioner

Dr Ben Gauntlett

Ben Gauntlett commenced his term as Disability Discrimination Commissioner on May 7, 2019. Ben is a quadriplegic following a schoolboy rugby union accident aged 16 in Perth, Western Australia.

Prior to commencing as Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Ben worked as a barrister in Western Australia and Victoria with a broad ranging practice.

He also holds a Master of Laws from New York University and a D.Phil. in Law from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
In 2015, Ben completed the Perth to Rottnest swim in a team with three friends.

Top Projects

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Disability Disability Rights


IncludeAbility is a national project led by Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Ben Gauntlett, which aims to increase access to meaningful employment opportunities for people with a disability.