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Impacts of Tech Change on People with Disability

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 25th July 2018 -  A sold-out conference in Sydney has explored the human rights implications of unprecedented technological change, particularly its impact for people with disability. About one

Government Appoints Full-Time Disability Commissioner

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 5th May 2016 -  The federal government has appointed a full-time Disability Discrimination Commissioner – selecting former chief executive officer of People with Disability Australia Alastair…

Government to Restore Disability Commissioner

Lina Caneva, Monday, 21st March 2016 -  The Turnbull Government has moved to restore the position of Disability Discrimination Commissioner after two years of controversy surrounding the post. The Attorney General’s

Disability Commissioner Future Uncertain

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 14th July 2015 -  The Abbott Government has refused to reveal its intentions over the future of the Disability Discrimination Commissioner role, more than 12 months after the full time position was…

Disability Rights Campaigner Nominated for Justice Medal

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 -  Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes AM, now chair of Attitude Foundation, has been nominated for the 2014 Justice Medal. Exodus Foundation founder and…

Govt Cuts Shutdown Disability Advocacy – Innes

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th August 2014 -  The Federal Government is effectively trying to shut down an advocacy voice in the disability sector through funding cuts, says former Disability Discrimination Commissioner…

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Attitudes Can Change Lives: Innes

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th August 2014 -  Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner and Attitude Foundation Chair Graeme Innes expresses what he believes are the biggest challenges and opportunities for people

Discrimination Commissioner Calls for Jobs Plan

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 2nd July 2014 -  Outgoing Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes says Australia must listen to employers and meet their needs, and make it safer for people with disability to venture…

Govt Appoints Acting Disability Commissioner

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 1st July 2014 -  Former Hawke Government Minister and current Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan has been appointed as acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner. Attorney-General…

Human Rights Database to Create Better Access

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th March 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission is developing a national database of programs and services that assist people with disability in the criminal justice system. The database…

Call for Disability Justice Strategy

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 5th February 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission has called on all States and Territories to introduce a disability justice strategy after a new report finds people with disability are not…

Inquiry into Legal Barriers for People with Disabilities

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th July 2013 -  A new inquiry will consider whether Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks create barriers to people with disability exercising their rights and legal capacity. Attorney-General…
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