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Missed Business - How to attract more customers by providing better access to your business

Missed Business is a guide developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and Marrickville Council. It aims to provide small businesses with information on how they can make their businesses more accessible to all their customers, particularly...
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The Sterilisation of Girls and Young Women in Australia: issues and progress

The Sterilisation of Girls and Young Women in Australia: issues and progress (2001)by Susan Brady, John Britton & Sonia GroverA Report jointly commissioned by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner and the Disability Discrimination Commissioner at...

Building bridges over the digital divide (2001)

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
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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...
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Developing an effective DDA Action Plan

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...
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The Sterilisation of Girls and Young Women in Australia

The legal framework regulating sterilisation of children in Australia was set out by the High Court in Marion's Case in 1992
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FounDDAtions: Reflections on the first five years of the Disability Discrimination Act in Australia

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...
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The Overlooked Consumers – 20% of the Australian Population with Disabilities and Older People

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...
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Human Rights and Mental Illness: Victoria

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.
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Report of the National Inquiry into the Human rights of People with Mental Illness

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...