Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin with Special Rapporteur Catalina Devandas Aguilar at DDA25

Alastair McEwin looks back on 25 yrs of the DDA

25 years ago today – 1 March -  the Disability Discrimination Act came into effect. It was Australia’s first piece of legislation to protect the rights of people with disability. A quarter of a century on, the DDA has been used by thousands to fight...
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Commissioner Alastair McEwin

Working towards Equality for People with Disability: the big issues for the...

People with disability still face a lot of barriers in today’s society in Australia.To mark this year’s International Day of People with Disability, held on Sunday 3 December 2017, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, is...
Friday 1 December 2017
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

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