Shaping our Future: Discussions on Disability Rights

Findings from Disability Discrimination Commissioner’s National Consultations 

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:

Please share the stories, videos and infographics widely through social media and your networks.

A more detailed roadmap outlining actions for the Disability Discrimination Commissioner's term will be released in the middle of this year.


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