Date: 
Thursday 31 January 2019

January 2019 marks the half-term of Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin. Today the Commissioner presents to the community his mid-term report, providing a brief overview of progress to date.

Commissioner McEwin said: “My job is to work towards an Australia where the rights of people with disability are respected, protected and promoted. This report outlines initial progress made in the priority areas that people with disability told me are most important to them.”

Priority areas identified by the community were:

  • Employment
  • Education
  • Housing
  • The criminal justice system
  • Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Violence

The Commissioner said, “It is a privilege to work so closely with the disability community, and I really look forward to continuing that collaboration for the remainder of my term.  I also look forward to continuing my work with government and the public and private sectors in redressing barriers for people with disability”.

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