Quality, safeguarding and oversight to prevent and address violence against people with disability in institutional settings
This review has been prepared to identify developments in addressing the 'digital divide' experienced by older Australians and people with disabilities since the release of the Commission's report Accessibility of electronic commerce
Accessibility of electronic commerce and new service and information technologies for older Australians and people with a disability
The Commission has sought in the conduct of this reference and in its approach to this report to take advantage of the potential of new technologies for achieving improved effectiveness, efficiency and accessibility of information and service...
Developing an Action Plan for a small business need not be an onerous or time consuming activity. While a large organisation with branches in several states may have an Action Plan of 20 or 30 pages a small business may well be able to address all...
The legal framework regulating sterilisation of children in Australia was set out by the High Court in Marion's Case in 1992
As I reach the end of my appointment as the first Disability Discrimination Commissioner, and in the light of proposed structural and funding changes to the Commission, I am drawn to reflect upon the theory and practice, challenges and developments...
Every day, one in five Australians experiences difficulties or frustrations in performing everyday tasks with everyday things, such as consumer electronics and appliances. As technology develops, an increasing proportion of products are...
The terms of the original National Inquiry covered all aspects of the human rights of people affected by mental illness, including human rights in relation to institutional and non-institutional care and treatment.
The Report of the National Inquiry into the Human Rights of People with Mental Illness was tabled in Parliament and publicly released on 20 October 1993 and found that people affected by mental illness are among the most vulnerable and...
This paper presents an indicative analysis of the mental health legislation in each State and Territory in terms of recently agreed international standards - the UN Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and for the Improvement...