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National Disability Forum 2014

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As part of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ongoing commitment to the protection and promotion of the rights of people with disabilities, Disability Discrimination Commissioner the Hon. Susan Ryan AO is holding a National Disability Forum on 15 September 2014. Participation in the forum will be by invitation.  As part of our consultation process we conducted an online survey. Details of the survey are outlined below.  Further information about the availability of live streaming of the forum will be available in due course.

Related: Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner Announces Forum

National Disability Forum 2014



Live video streaming

The event was streamed live from 10am Monday, September 15 2014 until 4pm at



On Monday 25 August 2014, the Australian Human Rights Commission invited people with disabilities, advocates, associates or carers, service providers, employers and others with an interest in disability rights to complete the National Disability Forum 2014: Survey. With a newly appointed Disability Discrimination Commissioner, it was timely for the Commission to seek the views of stakeholders about the key challenges currently facing people with disabilities. 

The survey focused on three sets of issues:

• Identifying the most important human rights issues facing people with disabilities;
• Identifying priorities for improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities – this has been identified by the incoming Commissioner as an initial focus of her work;
• Identifying the most strategic way to focus the resources of the Commission, in light of capacity constraints and to ensure maximum impact.

The National Disability Forum 2014: Survey is now closed.

The disaggregated results of the survey will be used to inform the Commission’s future priority setting. However no identifying information will be disclosed.

If you would like to understand how the Commission will deal with your responses to the survey please read the Commission’s Survey Policy.


If you have any queries about the forum or have difficulty accessing the survey please email: