Disability discrimination

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Ableism
Ablism
Anapirophobia
Discrimination against people with disabilities
NARROWER TERMS
Discussion paper

Improving accessibility and inclusivity of people with disability in a community and mainstream setting

This discussion paper about access and inclusion draws on a survey of 600 Australians living with disability and their carers. It finds that half don’t feel included in their community.
Report

Changing attitudes: survey of community attitudes towards disability in Victoria

The Community Attitudes Survey examines personally-held and perceived societal attitudes about people with disability. The survey explored dimensions of attitudes including beliefs, feelings, and behaviours. This report presents results thematically based on survey content.
Report

A fair go? Measuring Australia's progress in reducing disadvantage for people with disabilities, 2001-2016

The aim of this report is to build on this work by examining trends in the extent of disadvantage and inequality experienced by working age adults with disability in Australia between 2001 and 2016.
Fact sheet

Violence against people with disability in Australia

In Australia people with disability are more likely to experience violence than people without disability. This fact sheet summarises the prevalence of physical violence, sexual violence and stalking and harassment against people with disability.
Fact sheet

Violence against people with disability: differences by impairment

In Australia the extent and nature of violence against people with disability varies by impairment. This fact sheet is third in a series on violence against people with disability in Australia and is based on current data for men and women aged 18-64 years.
Report

Attitudes matter

Community attitudes related to disability-based discrimination and social exclusion impact the health and wellbeing of people with disability. This report on the first national survey on attitudes toward people with disability in Australia includes responses from over 2000 participants.
Report

Community attitudes to people living with disability: review of literature and best practice

This review of literature and best practice identifies commonly held attitudes within the general community, as well as more specific attitudes relating to employment, housing, health and community care and education
Fact sheet

Disadvantage facing young people with disability: what’s changed over time?

This fact sheet outlines the ways in which Australian young people with disability (aged 15 to 24 years) experience disadvantage in many areas of their lives.
Journal article

Physical violence and violent threats reported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability: cross sectional evidence from a nationally representative survey

This paper uses nationally representative data, and seeks to examine several questions about experiences of physical violence and violent threats reported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disability.
Discussion paper

Promoting inclusion: issues paper

This issues paper invites the public to share their views about what an inclusive society looks like, the barriers to inclusion, how Australia can become a more inclusive society, and how inclusion might prevent violence.