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DDA25 anniversary

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the commencement of the operation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992

 Equality before the Law panel
Disability Disability Rights

DDA25 anniversary

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the commencement of the operation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Shaping our future: discussions on disability rights
Disability Disability Rights

Shaping our future: discussions on disability rights

Introduction The Disability Discrimination Commissioner is standing in front of a white background with the Australian Human Rights Commission logo. Download Introductory video transcript in Word Between October 2016 and March 2017 Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin conducted a...
Disability Disability Rights

Assistance animals and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)

It ’s widely recognised that some people with disability require support services and assistive technology to facilitate their active participation in public life and for personal activities. The types of support that can be provided can come from a range of sources, including by trained and skilled...
boat captain with a disability
Disability Disability Rights

National Disability Forum 2014

As part of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ongoing commitment to the protection and promotion of the rights of people with disabilities, Disability Discrimination Commissioner the Hon. Susan Ryan AO is holding a National Disability Forum on 15 September 2014. Participation in the forum will...
motor scooter
Disability Disability Rights

Mobility Scooters in Registered Clubs

This paper aims to start a discussion about mobility scooters (scooters) and their use within and around Registered Clubs (the Clubs). It has been produced as part of a project initiated by a partnership between the RSL & Services Clubs and the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Stop Sign
Disability Disability Rights

Disability: violence harrasment and bullying

People with disability will be an integral part of all work in this area. We will also be pursuing specific opportunities to address violence, harassment and bullying against people with disability as part of the National Disability Strategy.
Disability Disability Rights

Disability issues

This page provides links to resources from the Australian Human Rights Commission and from other organisations on disability issues in the following areas:
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Disability Disability Rights

Commonwealth laws and programs

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities requires parties, including Australia, to take all appropriate measures to protect and ensure the rights it recognises.
Disability Disability Rights

Carers and associates

Unlawful discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act includes discrimination because a person is an associate of a person with a disability. Associates include partners and families, friends, and carers.
Caduceus symbol. Public domain from Wikipedia
Disability Disability Rights

Access to Health Services for People with Disabilities

The Disability Discrimination Act covers discrimination in access to services including health services. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognises that persons with disabilities have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health without...