National Consultations by the New Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Posted on: Monday, 7 November 2016 at 10:35:26 AM

People with disability around Australia are being asked by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin to provide him with guidance on what they think his priorities should be during his five-year term.

In a video statement, Commissioner McEwin said: “I would like to ensure that my areas of focus over my term reflect the issues that are most important to the disability community.

“I plan to ensure this by consulting with all people with a disability, nation-wide.

“I will do this by travelling to each capital city and to some regional locations.

“I'd like people with a disability, and the disability community, to have input into my five-year plan.

“I'd like the community to tell me what they see as being areas of priority that should be included in my plan of work - which has the ultimate aim of eliminating disability discrimination for all.”

Commissioner McEwin has proposed five priority areas in his National Consultation Discussion paper. They are:

• Employment
• Education
• Housing
• The criminal justice system
• Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Consultations will be held in each capital city and some regional centres between October 2016 and March 2017.

Visit the Commission website for details and to RSVP.

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