Kids on a wheel chair playing basketball

Royal Commission Commencement Welcomed

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the commencement of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disability.The Commission also welcomes the appointment of Disability Discrimination Commissioner...
Friday 5 April 2019
Photograph of Alastair McEwin, smiling

Disability Discrimination Commissioner – Mid-term report

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...
Thursday 31 January 2019
UN Conference of States Parties session, participation by delegates with disabilities

Supporting emerging young leaders with disability to participate in...

The Australian Government has announced it will provide $100,000 per year over three years to 2020-2021, to support people with disability and their representatives to attend key international human rights forum.Minister for Families and Social...
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Artwork: ‘Many Tribes, One Community' by Wiradjuri Artist Uncle Paul Constable-Calcott

Disability Discrimination Commissioner explores disability in NT

Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, is visiting the Northern Territory to explore the challenges faced by people with disability in remote and regional areas, in particular those experienced by people with disability...
Thursday 27 September 2018
A Future Without Violence: Report

A future without violence for people with disability

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin released a report today, A Future Without Violence: Quality, safeguarding and oversight to prevent and address violence against people with disability in institutional settings.Commissioner...
Monday 16 July 2018