Disability discrimination

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


Submission

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...
Position paper

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.
Guide

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Position paper

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.
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.
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.
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

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.
Report

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...
Report

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...
Report

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.
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.
Discussion paper

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...