Findings from Disability Discrimination Commissioner’s National Consultations

Findings from Disability Discrimination Commissioner’s National Consultations

“Shaping our Future: Discussions on Disability Rights”

Between October 2016 and March 2017 Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, conducted national consultations to help guide his priorities and seek input from the disability community on how he can most effectively work to advance the rights of people with a disability.

The Disability Discrimination Commissioner met with over 1,000 people in capital cities and regional centres across Australia and received 85 written submissions.

The Disability Discrimination Commissioner has identified the following priorities for his term:

Employment

Education

Housing

The criminal justice system

Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Violence

The collection of stories, videos and infographics summarise what the Disability Discrimination Commissioner heard during his national consultations. They can be downloaded from the Australian Human Rights Commission website: 

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/disability-rights/projects/disability-discrimination-commissioner-national-consultations

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