ABS marriage law postal survey

Postal Survey – accessible or not?

The issue of marriage equality has been a big topic of conversation amongst Australians in recent months.  Much of this has been driven by the Australian government’s decision to undertake the Marriage Law Postal Survey, which comes to an end on 7...
Tuesday 7 November 2017
Person in a wheelchair entering a bus with a carer

Disability discrimination at top of Commission complaints data

Discrimination on the grounds of disability is the most frequent concern for people who enquire about their human rights or who lodge complaints about breaches of those rights, according to new figures from the Australian Human Rights Commission.The...
Monday 23 October 2017
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Commissioner McEwin releases his top priorities

Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has today released the findings of Shaping our Future: Discussions on Disability Rights national consultations.Between October 2016 and March 2017, Commissioner McEwin and his team...
Thursday 6 April 2017
Inset: Alastair McEwin, background - UN at Geneva

AHRC contributes to disability rights debate at UN

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has contributed to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities.The debate – held in Geneva on Friday – focussed on article 5 of...
Monday 6 March 2017
Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Disability Commissioner points to positive change

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin today addressed more than 600 staff from disability service organisations, about the incredible opportunities the NDIS offers and the challenges many people with disability face on a daily basis...
Thursday 23 February 2017

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