Discrimination against people with disabilities
Hey! Hear me out
This project aimed to understand what helps, and what makes it hard for First Nations NDIS participants who are deaf or hard of hearing, to use their NDIS plans in a way that meet their needs and aspirations.
Ask what we want
This submission calls for a new approach to supporting people with disability into fairly paid work and urges the Australian government not to press ahead with a rushed and inadequate review of Disability Employment Services in isolation, without adequately seeking support from with people with...
Free and equal: a reform agenda for federal discrimination laws
This position paper sets out the Australian Human Rights Commission’s proposals for reforming federal discrimination law in Australia.
PWDA language guide: a guide to language about disability
This guide has been written by people with disability to assist the general public and media outlets in talking about and reporting on disability.
Involved from the beginning
This is the final report from Women with Disabilities ACT’s 2021 'COVID-19 Outreach Project.' Findings demonstrate that women with disabilities in the ACT have experienced an exacerbation of pre-existing disadvantage.
A Youth19 brief: young people with disabilities
This report explores the lives of students with a disability including health and wellbeing, housing insecurity, and creating a brighter future.
Disability in Australia: shadows, struggles and successes
This project explores available cultural, social and political texts to map a history of shared understanding of diverse Australians with disability.
Making New Zealand accessible: a design for effective accessibility legislation
This report proposes a legal framework to make New Zealand accessible for and remove barriers that create disabling experiences. A quarter of New Zealanders experience disability and everyone will have an impairment at some point.
Working safely and inclusively through COVID-19 and beyond
This document outlines a set of clear principles to aid and support the Australian arts and cultural sector to make decisions inclusively, and to go beyond compliance and celebrate diversity.
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.
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
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.
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.
Violence and abuse of people with disability at home: issues paper
This issues paper invites the public to share their views about how people with disability experience violence and abuse where they live.
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.
Safeguards and quality: issues paper
This paper asks the public to share their views about how people with disability experience safeguards, what promotes quality in services, and how these may prevent and reduce their exposure to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Something stronger: truth-telling on hurt and loss, strength and healing, from First Nations people with disability
The purpose of this research paper is to support engagement with the First Nations disability community that is considerate of their cultural values and beliefs on disability and inclusion, and acknowledges the unique traumas arising from their experiences of social isolation, inequality and discrimination.
Hierarchies of power: disability theories and models and their implications for violence against, and abuse, neglect, and exploitation of, people with disability
This report has been written to provide an overview of disability theories and models. It shows how these theories can contribute to the promotion of a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence...
Examining language and vocabulary used by people living with disability
This report provides a final summary and analysis of findings from commissioned research to deliver a series of focus groups with people living with disability. The purpose of the focus groups was to explore the use of language with respect to violence, neglect, abuse and...
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.
Discussion paper on the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005
This discussion paper expands on the NCSEHE’s recent submission to the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education (2005). It examines issues that the standards were developed to address, including institutional responses to disability, the identification of disability, curriculum development, accreditation and delivery, student...
Disability support workers: the forgotten workforce during COVID-19
This research report describes the findings from a national survey of 357 disability support workers (DSWs) conducted online between May and June 2020.
Making disability rights real Whakatūturu ngā tika hauātanga
New Zealand has a mixed record when it comes to the rights of disabled people. Although some things are done well, there is still a great deal of work required to remove barriers stopping disabled people from participating in society on an equal basis. This...
Opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency
This report presents the results of a survey completed with a nationally representative sample of New Zealanders in order to establish their opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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.