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Rural and Remote Education Inquiry Briefing Paper

Rural and Remote

Education Inquiry Briefing Paper


Education for Students with Special Needs

In 1993 there were

470,000 people under 25 years with a disability in Australia and an estimated

62,000 students with a disability in schools (ABS 1993). This briefing

paper details the problems faced by these students and their families

in rural and remote areas in being enrolled in schools and in participating

fully in education.

  1. Overview

  2. A child's right

    to education

  3. Australia's Disability

    Discrimination Act

  4. Rural and remote

    schools - Issues raised in the inquiry

  5. Further reading

See also:


of Commonwealth, State and Territory policies relations to students with



updated 2 December 2001.