In 2016 – 2017, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, spoke to many people with disability about their lives and the changes they need. Based on what he was told, this document outlines the big issues the Commissioner will focus on to improve the lives of people with disability over the next four years.
The work of the Commission is underpinned by Australian disability discrimination laws, which promote equal treatment, no discrimination and the taking of positive steps to address the marginalisation faced by people with disability.
Our work also promotes the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. These include rights to participation and choice, to live independently, and to equal treatment and accessibility.
We will work with everyone to promote human rights for all people with disability.