National Disability Strategy Hub - Recognising the rights of people with disability

The National Disability Strategy plays an important role in protecting, promoting and fulfilling the human rights of people with disability. There are a number of national and international mechanisms working to recognise the rights people with disability.

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission has the power to investigate and attempt to resolve complaints of discrimination. The Australian Human Rights Commission also undertakes educational programs to raise awareness of the human rights of people with disability.Learn more about the Australian Human Rights Commission

Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Australia is a signatory of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is implemented through the National Disability Strategy.Learn more about the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Disability Discrimination Act 1992

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 is part of Australia's commitment to eliminating all discrimination against people with disability.Learn more about the Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Disability Standards

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 is supplemented by a series of Disability Standards. The Disability Standards are enforceable regulations that make clear the rights and responsibilities about equal access and opportunity for people with disability.Learn more about the Disability Standards for Education 2005 Learn more about the Disability (Access to Premises-Buildings) Standards 2010 Learn more about the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002