Quality, safeguarding and oversight to prevent and address violence against people with disability in institutional settings
This Paper is one of two Issues Papers for the Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability. This paper focuses on issues facing persons with disability, while the other...
The low rate of employment of people with disability in the Australian Public Service (APS) is unsatisfactory in terms of the government’s broader objectives, and from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s perspective in terms of the right to...
On 14 July 2014 newly appointed Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, the Hon Susan Ryan AO, announced that the Australian Human Rights Commission would be holding a National Disability Forum. The forum would look to take stock on the...
Equality Before The Law is a basic tenet of human rights. But I have learned, both as an advocate and during my time as Australia's Disability Discrimination Commissioner, that equality is not always available for Australians with disabilities in...
Global business law firm DLA Piper has worked in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Commission to address issues facing people with disabilities wanting better access to Australia's criminal justice system. The Commission led an...
People with mental health disorders and cognitive impairment are significantly over-represented in the criminal justice system .
Access to justice in the criminal justice system for people with disability - Issues Paper: April 2013
Listen to Audio Recording of Issues PaperThe Australian Human Rights Commission is concerned that many people with disability who need communication supports or who have complex and multiple support needs are not having their rights protected, and...
Twenty Years: Twenty Stories marks the Disability Discrimination Act's twentieth birthday with twenty inspiring stories on film.
The Commission has issued this Advisory Notes on streetscape, public outdoor areas, fixtures, fittings and furniture to assist those responsible for premises who are seeking to improve access on matters not covered by the Premises Standards.
Disability discrimination is when a person with a disability is treated less favourably than a person without the disability in the same or similar circumstances.