Topics: Disability rights

People with disability are entitled to the same human rights as all members of the community.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 makes disability discrimination unlawful and aims to promote equal opportunity and access for people with disabilities. The Commission also has major responsibilities under the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

To learn more about the role of the Disability Discrimination Commissioner and the policy and program work the Australian Human Rights Commission carries out in this area see the Disability Rights web-section.

The Disability Standards for Education clarifies the role of education providers. For case studies and relevant court cases on disability issues in education click here.

The Commission’s ‘rightsED’ resources/activities around disability rights:

Useful Commission resources:

External resources:

Commission publications

Commission speeches

Commission submissions

Complaints Handling Service or call 1300 656 419

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