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The missing link in disability organisations

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 28th October 2021 -  “I can’t see any other reason why it’s not changing, other than a lack of willingness”  On paper, Graeme Innes AM is without a doubt qualified to sit on the board of a charity.   He served

Free navigation help is on the way for visually impaired Sydney train commuters

Luke Michael, Friday, 7th August 2020 -  The service is already freely available at Sydney Airport   Sydney train commuters who are blind or low vision will temporarily have free access to a navigation service to help them

Which Bank? – Bring It On Mr Treasurer

Graeme Innes, Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 -  The roll out of a new electronic funds transfer (EFTPOS) machine by the Commonwealth bank is eroding the long-fought battle for independence of hundreds of thousands of vision impaired

Former Disability Commissioner Launches Memoir

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 12th July 2016 -  Former Human Rights Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes has used the launch of his memoir, called Finding A Way, to push for more jobs for people with disability…

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…

$156M Boost for Students With Disability

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 19th April 2016 -  The Victorian Government has announced a $156 million funding boost to provide additional support for students with special needs following a landmark review. The Program for Students

Disability Advocate Lodges Uber Discrimination Complaint

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 12th April 2016 -  Former disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes has lodged complaints with the  Australian Human Rights Commission against ride-sharing service Uber after two

Video Shows a Day in the Life of a Person with Disability

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 7th January 2016 -  Former disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes has given an insight into the challenges people with disability face in their day-to-day life. Innes, who is blind,…

Australia Denied Full Time Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 16th November 2015 -  Australia will be without a standalone Disability Discrimination Commissioner for at least another eight months, Attorney General George Brandis has announced. Senator Brandis…

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…


An Ambitious Advocate

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 22nd June 2015 -  A tireless advocate for people with disability, Graeme Innes has spent his life fighting for fairness. The former Disability Discrimination Commissioner is this week’s

Call for Safeguards for Students with Disability

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th April 2015 -  A national safeguards regime needs to be established, as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout, to protect school students with disabilities from restrictive…
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