The purpose of the present Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.
Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments, which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to implement the NDIS, which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is a new independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on 4 April 2019. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is now accepting submissions. Submissions can be made using the form available on the Royal Commission Submissions page. An Easy Read version of the form is also available.
If you need assistance in making a submission you can contact them using the information below. The Australian Government is also funding a legal advisory service and advocacy support for people who want assistance to make a submission. This support will be available shortly, and people can subscribe to their Mailing list so they will be advised as soon as support services are available.
You can contact the Disability Royal Commission:
- by email at [email protected]
- by telephone on 1800 517 199 (9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday AEDT excluding public holidays)
- by post at GPO Box 1422, Brisbane QLD 4001
The National Standards for Disability Services (National Standards) will help to promote and drive a nationally consistent approach to improving the quality of services. They focus on rights and outcomes for people with disability.
This compilation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 12 October 2017 (the compilation date).
The Equal Opportunity Commission has two major roles. The first is to encourage recognition and an understanding of the principles of equal opportunity. Laws alone do not end intolerance, prejudice and discrimination in our community - so education is a vital part of the Commission’s function.
The second is to provide a means of redress to individuals who allege unlawful discrimination. Since the Equal Opportunity Act was proclaimed 30 years ago, in 1985, the Equal Opportunity Commissioner has received more than 146,500 enquiries and handled over 15,800 complaints.
Around one in five Australians has a disability. However, many face significant barriers when it comes to work, study, sport, getting around and simply taking part in everyday activities. We work in partnership with others to help individuals and organisations around the country understand their rights and meet their legal responsibilities.
The Health and Disability Services Complaints Office (HaDSCO) is an independent Statutory Authority providing an impartial resolution service for complaints relating to health, disability and mental health services provided in Western Australia and the Indian Ocean Territories.
The Complaints Resolution and Referral Service (CRRS) on 1800 880 052 is available for you to discuss any concerns you may have about your Disability
Employment Services (DES) provider, Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE) and/or Advocacy Services that are funded by the Australian Government.
The Mental Health Commission strives to establish mental health, alcohol and other drug systems that meet the needs of Western Australia’s population and deliver quality outcomes for individuals and their families.
The Women’s Community Health Network WA (WCHN) is the peak body for community-based women's health and community services across Western Australia.
Sussex Street Community Law Service Inc provides NSDS Accredited advocacy services to people with disabilities, their family members and carers.
Advocacy WA assists and supports people with disabilities to achieve social and individual change, empowerment, justice and human rights.
Centrelink provides payments and services to help you if you have an illness, injury or disability that means you can’t work, or can only do a limited amount of work.
ConcessionsWA is an easy-to-use online resource where you can search by category, concession card type or people group to find details on more than 100 rebates, concessions and subsidy schemes provided by the Government of Western Australia.
The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) provides people with disability with access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling community participation.