Submissions to the Inquiry

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If you would like to make a submission in a way not mentioned here please contact the Inquiry team at ageanddisabilityinquiry@humanrights.gov.au or call (02) 9284 9600.

How will my submission be used?

Information collected through submissions will be used for the purposes of understanding the issues and may be drawn upon, quoted or referred to in the National Inquiry’s report.

You have the option of making a confidential submission to the Inquiry. The National Inquiry will not publish confidential submissions. Please be aware that whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure confidentiality, there is a possibility that submissions marked confidential might be released, in whole or in part, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (Cth). Where people have indicated that they would like their submission to be published, these will be made available on the National Inquiry’s website.

The Commission’s submission policy provides further information on the use, publication and access to submissions. The submission policy is located at: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/submission-policy.

Submissions made to the Inquiry

Please note: in accordance with the terms of the submissions process, we have:

  • not listed below or published any confidential submissions; and
  • in some cases, edited or not published (where an edited copy could not reasonably be published) the non-confidential submissions, in order to protect the identity of the authors and/or third parties or where otherwise appropriate. 

The Commission notes that the submissions listed may contain errors. The submissions do not represent the views of the Commission.

Submission No 1 - Michael Thomas Costello - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 1 - Michael Thomas Costello Attachment - individual (disability).pdf

Submission No 2 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 5 - David Peter Stewart - individual (age).docx

Submission No 6 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 7 - Katherine A Fowle - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 8 - Dr Sherryl Broderick - individual (age).docx

Submission No 9 - Susan Joan Fleming - individual (age).docx

Submission No 10 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 11 - Christopher Edward Frethey - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 12 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 13 - Clive Rodney Seiffert - individual (age).docx

Submission No 14 - Name withheld - carer and individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 15 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 16 - Alonzo Llewellyn - individual (age).docx

Submission No 18 - Margaret Anne Ryan - individual (age).docx

Submission No 19 - Peter Hayes - individual (age).docx

Submission No 20 - Owen Thomas - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 21 - Brian Murphy - individual (age).docx

Submission No 22 - Santosh Kumar - individual (age).docx

Submission No 23 - Anthony Smith - individual (age).docx

Submission No 23 - Attachment 1. Progress Report 45 + Program Feb 2014.pdf

Submission No 23 - Attachment 2. 45 + Program Excerpts Evaluation Sept. 6.pdf

Submission No 23 - Attachment 3. job creation proposal.docx

Submission No 24 - Name withheld - individual (age disability).pdf

Submission No 24 - Attachment.pdf

Submission No 24 - Attachment 2.pdf

Submission No 25 - Raden Dunbar - individual (age).docx

Submission No 26 - Deaf Victoria.docx

Submission No 27 - Roger Rex Griffiths - individual (age).docx

Submission No 27 - Roger Rex Griffiths Attachment A .docx

Submission No 28 - Anthony Ablong - individual (age).docx

Submission No 30 - Tom Hadley - individual (age).docx

Submission No 31 - Michael Ross Venner - individual (age).docx

Submission No 32 - Jane Margaret Scott - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 34 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 36 - Jeremy David Laird Flanagan.docx

Submission No 39 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 40 - Marcus Wigan - individual (age).docx

Submission No 42 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 45 - Russell Cairns - individual (age).docx

Submission No 46 - Martin Wren - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 47 - Janeien Woollam - individual (age & disability).docx

Submission No 48 - Debra Mundy - individual (age & disability).docx

Submission No 50 - Jane Gersch - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 51 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 53 - Lynne Allison - individual (age).pdf

Submission No 54 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 55 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 56 - Mia Vitue - individual (age).docx

Submission No 58 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 60 -Owen James - individual (disability).pdf

Submission No 64 - Charles John Hamilton - individual (age).docx

Submission No 65 - Nicholas Griffin - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 66 - Neil McAllister - individual (age).docx

Submission No 68 - John Moxon - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 69 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 71 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 74 - Name withheld - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 76 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 79 - Mark Whiting - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 80 - Jeanie Adams on behalf of Mark Adams - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 81 - Anthony Philip Holmes - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 82 - Jeffrey Blackwell - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 83 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 84 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 90 - Jean Gordon - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 91 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 94 - Cecylia Chodukiewicz - individual (age).docx

Submission No 97 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 98 - Sandra Barker - individual (age).docx

Submission No 100 - Michele Nealon - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 101 - Lakshmi Kamla Wati Swarup - individual (age).docx

Submission No 103 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 104 - Paul Di Michiel - individual (age).docx

Submission No 105 - Elizabeth Creagh individual - (age).docx

Submission No 106 - Sarah Pearce - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 106 - Attachment.pdf

Submission No 107 - RSI and Overuse Injury Association of the ACT Inc.docx

Submission No 109 - Geoffrey Kay - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 110 - Matthew Francis Trezise - individual (age).docx

Submission No 111 - Viktoria Rother - individual (age).docx

Submission No 112 - Rachel Peries - individual (disability).doc

Submission No 114 - Raelene West - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 115 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 116 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 117 - Angelo Spadaccini - individual (age).docx

Submission No 118 - David Adams - individual (age).docx

Submission No 123 - Jean Walker -individual (age).docx

Submission No 124 - Associate Professor Pam McGrath - individual (age & disability).pdf

Submission No 125 - Alex Ross McInnes - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 126 - 2nd Act - organisation (age).docx

Submission No 128 - John R McGregor - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 129 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 133 - Max Duval - individual (age).docx

Submission No 135 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 138 - Australians for Disability and Diversity Employment (ADDE) Inc - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 139 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 142 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 143 - Margaret Sandra Shanahan - individual (age).docx

Submission No 145 - Susanne Lorraine Johnston - individual (age).docx

Submission No 148 - Hobsons Bay City Council - organisation (age & disability).pdf

Submission No 149 - Name withheld - individual (disability & age).docx

Submission No 150 - Peter Stanley Smith - individual (age).docx

Submission No 152 - Name witthheld - inidividual (disability & age).docx

Submission No 153 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 154 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 155 - Desmond Barry Jamieson - individual (age).docx

Submission No 156 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 157 - Nicole McGregor - individual (age & disability).docx

Submission No 158 - Name Withheld - Individual (Age).DOCX

Submission No 159 - Mark Keogh - individual (age).docx

Submission No 160 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 161 - Dementia Alliance International - individual & organisation (age & disability).docx

Submission No 163 - Mental Health at Work - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 163 - Attachment.ppt

Submission No 165 - Name withheld - individual (age & disability).docx

Submission No 167 - Christine Ford - individual (age).docx

Submission No 168 - Carol Ann Worbs - individual (age).docx

Submission No 169 - Name withheld - individual (age & disability).docx

Submission No 171 - Robin Swatland - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 174 - Chris Medic - individual (age).docx

Submission No 175 - Helen Hasan - (age).docx

Submission No 176 - Brian Opeskin - indvidual (age).docx

Submission No 178 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 179 - Kirk Warren - individual (age).pdf

Submission No 180 - DOME Association Inc - organisation (age).docx

Submission No 181 - Employment Law Centre Western Australia - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 182 - COTA SA - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 186 - Joanna Maxwell - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 187 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 188 - Tabitha Seymour Lloyd - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 189 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 190 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 191 - QldMHC & ADCQld - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 192 - Jason Stehn - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 193 - Rosemary Hill - individual (age).docx

Submission No 194 - Name withheld - individual (age).pdf

Submission No 195 - National Foundation for Australian Women - organisation (age, disability).docx

Submission No 197 - United Voice NT Branch - organisation (age, disability).docx

Submission No 198 - Name withheld - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 199 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 203 - Aspergers Victoria - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 204 - Catherine Mary for Hannah Elizabeth Kohlenberg - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 205 - YourLifeChoices - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 206 - Des Walsh - individual (age).docx

Submission No 208 - Shop, Distributive & Allied Empolyee's Association - organisation (age, disability).docx

Submission No 209 - Eyal Gringart - individual (age).pdf

Submission No 210 - Diversity Council Australia - organisation (age & disability).pdf

Submission No 211 - Name withheld - (disability & age).docx

Submission No 212 - Queensland Advocacy Incorporated - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 213 - Matilda S - individual (age).docx

Submission No 214 - Legal Aid Queensland - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 215 - Disability Council NSW - organisation (disability).docx

Submisison No 216 - Independent Education Union Australia - QLD and NT Branch - organisation (both).pdf

Submission No 217 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 219 - Australian Blindness Forum - organisation (disability, age).docx

Submission No 220 - Career Development Association of Australia - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 222 - A.S.A Access Consultancy - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 223 - Hallmark Disability & Ageing Research Initiatives, Uni of Melbourne - organisation (disability, age).docx

Submission No 224 - Anne Zalega - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 226 - Multiple Sclerosis Australia - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 227 - COTA Tasmania - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 228 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 230 - Quang Nguyen - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 231 - Name withheld - individual (age).docx

Submission No 231 - Name withheld Attachment 1 (redacted) - individual (age).pdf

Submission No 231 - Name withheld Attachment 2 - individual (age).pdf

Submission No 232 - Name withheld - inidividual (age).docx

Submission No 234 - Economic Security for Women - organisation (age disability).pdf

Submission No 235 - Willing Older Workers (W.O.W Inc.) - orgainsiation (age).docx

Submission No 235 - WOW Attachment 1 - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 235 - WOW Attachment 2 - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 235 - WOW Attachment 3 - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 236 - Disability, Employment and Heath Inequalities research team - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 237 - Housing Industry Association - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 238 - Stephen Horton - individual (age).docx

Submission No 239 - Graeme David Moorhouse - individual (age).docx

Submission No 240 - Sandra Mitchell - individual (age).docx

Submission No 241 - Professional Masters - organisation (age).docx

Submission No 242 - Australian Public Service Commission - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 243 - Darebin Disability Advisory Committee - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 244 - Acacia Hill School Council - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 245 - Maureen Kirsch - individual (disability).pdf

Submission No 247 - Stop Smart Meters - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 248 - FECCA & NEDA - organisation (disability, age).docx

Submission No 249 - St John of God Healthcare - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 250 - Sophie Cotsis MLC - organisation (age, disability).docx

Submission No 251 - Professionals Australia - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 253 - Basic Rights Queensland - organisation (disability, age).docx

Submission No 254 - Jobs Australia - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 255 - Mental Health Council of Tasmania - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 256 - COTA ACT - organisation (age).docx

Submission No 257 - Brotherhood of St Laurence - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 258 - National Working Women's Centres - organisation (age, disability).docx

Submission No 260 - Break Thru People Solutions - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 261 - Per Capita - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 262 - Alzheimer's Australia - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 263 - Joan Hughes - individual (age).docx

Submission No 264 - Combined Penioners and Superannuants - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 265 - Kingsford Legal Centre - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 266 - National Seniors Australia - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 267 - Jan Barham MLC - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 269 - Vision Australia - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 270 - Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (organisation).pdf

Submission No 271 - Vic Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission - organisation (disability).doc

Submission No 272 - Cairns Community Legal Centre - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 273 - MS Queensland - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 274 - Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 276 - National Disability Services - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 277 - CBM Australia - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 279 - Marrickville Legal Centre - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 280 - HIV AIDS Legal Centre - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 281 - Midlas - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 282 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 282 - attachment.pdf

Submission No 284 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 285 - James Cohen - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 286 - Australian Lawyers for Human Rights - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 287 - Judith Leeson - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 288 - MDAA - organisation (disability).doc

Submission No 289 - Peta Dixon - individual (age).docx

Submission No 290 - Carers NSW - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 291 - Daniel Heffernan - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 292 - Mina Nguyen - individual (age).docx

Submission No 295 - Disability Employment Australia - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 296 - James Patton - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 297 - Blind Citizens Australia - organisation (disability).doc

Submission No 298 - Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission - organisation (age).doc

Submission No 299 - Physical Disability Council of NSW - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 300 - Department of Social Services - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 301 - Ai Group - organisation (age, disability).docx

Submission No 302 - National Stroke Foundation - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 303 - Jobs Australia - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 304 - Catherine Halse - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 305 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 306 - Children with Disability Australia - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 307 - Insurance Council of Australia - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 308 - Recruitment and Consulting Services Association - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 308 - RCSA appendix 1.pdf

Submission No 308 - RCSA appendix 2.pdf

Submission No 309 - Northern Institute - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 310 - Wendy Donald - individual (age).docx

Submission No 311 - Safe Work Australia - organisation (age, disability).docx

Submission No 312 - The Western Australian Disability Services Commission (disability).pdf

Submission No 313 - NSW Public Service Assocation - organisation (age, disability).doc

Submission No 314 - Queensland Disability Network Inc - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 315 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 316 - National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 317a - Illawarra Forum - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 317b - Illawarra Forum - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 318 - Australian Psychological Society - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 319 - Victoria Legal Aid - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 320 - Jonathan Georgiou - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 321 - Suncorp Commercial Insurance - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 322 - ACTU - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 323 - Redfern Legal Centre - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 324 - COTA Australia - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 325 - Beyondblue - organisation (disability).pdf

Submission No 325 - Beyondblue - organisation (disability) - Attachment B.pdf

Submission No 326 - NSW Nurses and Midwives Association - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 329 - Australian Institue of Superannuation Trustees - organisation (age).docx

Submission No 329 - Annexure B.pdf

Submission No 329 - Annexure C.pdf

Submission No 330 - Phil Lipshut - individual (age, disability).docx

Submission No 331 - Stephen Hardy - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 333 - Coalition of Solicitors and Law Students - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 334 - NSW Legal Aid - organisation (age, disability).pdf

Submission No 335 - Karla Tighe - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 337 - Department of Employment - organisation (age, disability).docx

Submission No 338 - Name Withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 340 - Tasmanian Anti-Dsicrimination Commission - organisation (age).docx

Submission No 341 - Law Council - organisation (age).pdf

Submission No 342 - Name withheld - individual (disability).docx

Submission No 343 - Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission - organisation (disability).docx

Submission No 344 - People with Disability Australia - organisation (disability).docx