The Australian Human Rights Commission leads the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. This Act makes disability discrimination unlawful and aims to promote equal rights, opportunity and access for people with disabilities.
The Commission also has major responsibilities under the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Complaints about discrimination and breaches of human rights can be made to the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The Commission also performs a wide range of functions to assist organisations and individuals to understand their rights and meet their legal responsibilities.
We conduct public inquiries, negotiate disability guidelines and standards, support organisations to develop Disability Action Plans and run community education programs.
This work is led by Graeme Innes AM, the Disability Discrimination Commissioner.
Most updates since 2010 appear on our disability rights blog - please check there regularly. Recent updates include
- 20 stories 20 years: call for input for DDA 20th anniversary
- COAG reform council report on disability
- Desperate measures: Victorian EOHRC report
- Disability sector Shadow Report under the Disability Convention
- Cinema Access update
- Survey for young people with disability
- Review of Federal discrimination laws
- Older updates: see site updates page