Inset: Alastair McEwin, background - UN at Geneva

AHRC contributes to disability rights debate at UN

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has contributed to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities.The debate – held in Geneva on Friday – focussed on article 5 of...
Monday 6 March 2017
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Disability Commissioner points to positive change

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin today addressed more than 600 staff from disability service organisations, about the incredible opportunities the NDIS offers and the challenges many people with disability face on a daily basis...
Thursday 23 February 2017
Group of happy people sailing on boat, one in wheelchair

Happy International Day of People with Disability!

3 December is International Day of People with Disability.Around the world, it is marked and celebrated by discussions, forums, campaigns and events that acknowledge the great ability and contributions of people with disability.International Day of...
Saturday 3 December 2016
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Disability discrimination tops complaints list

New data shows the Australian Human Rights Commission was asked to investigate 2,013 complaints under Federal anti-discrimination law in 2015-16, down from 2,388 complaints lodged in the previous year.Alleged discrimination under the Disability...
Monday 7 November 2016

Access to justice denied for people with disability

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has expressed disappointment at a High Court decision that last week found a deaf woman had not been discriminated against when she was denied an opportunity to serve on a jury.In 2012, Gaye...
Thursday 13 October 2016

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