Human rights: everyone, everywhere, everyday

Maria has cerebral palsy and little speech. She wanted to tell police about a sexual assault, but there was no communication support worker to help with the statement. The police relied on Maria's parents to provide communication support. Maria was...
Thursday 13 February 2014
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Wooden escalators just aren't cricket

My dog goes with me everywhere - on trains buses and planes, into my doctors surgery, and the nice restaurants to which my wife entices me. She's a guide dog mate.But there are two places she does not go- in two of the busiest railway stations in...
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

We have to stop this

“Are you talking about rape? I’ve been raped many times. You just have to get used to it.”Imagine that your daughter, sister, mother, wife, girlfriend or female friend had the grave misfortune to have this happen to her - and that this statement,...
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Confessions of an ABC lover (2012)

For people who are blind or vision impaired, watching ABC TV has been a much richer experience lately. Unfortunately, that is about to change, writes Graeme Innes.
Friday 2 November 2012
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

NBN will build a bridge for disabled (2011)

The following opinion pieces have been published by the President and Commissioners. Reproduction of the opinion pieces must include reference to where the opinion piece was originally published.
Thursday 4 August 2011
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Budget gets it right for people with a disability (2011)

The following opinion pieces have been published by the President and Commissioners. Reproduction of the opinion pieces must include reference to where the opinion piece was originally published.
Thursday 19 May 2011
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Don’t forget the disabled in flood reconstruction (2011)

The following opinion pieces have been published by the President and Commissioners. Reproduction of the opinion pieces must include reference to where the opinion piece was originally published.
Friday 11 February 2011
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Smart and perceptive? Don't bank on it. (2011)

The following opinion pieces have been published by the President and Commissioners. Reproduction of the opinion pieces must include reference to where the opinion piece was originally published.
Wednesday 9 February 2011
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Lights, camera, action for the first time in my life (2011)

The following opinion pieces have been published by the President and Commissioners. Reproduction of the opinion pieces must include reference to where the opinion piece was originally published.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner