Australia failing to meet its obligations to people with disabilities

The United Nations has found Australia is failing to meet its obligations to people with disabilities. It's the first time the UN has assessed whether Australia is meeting its international requirements under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to which Australia is a signatory. Rosemary Kayess, AHRCentre project director on Disability and human rights, commented on PM (ABC radio) "I think it gives the Australian Government something really strong to work with in identifying areas of reform, and working within reform processes that have already started. They provide guidance to the Government in the reform process, but they also become a mechanism for local disability organisations and advocacy organisations to work with the Government for change and to ensure that there's reform occurring in these areas."

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