Submission on Amendments to Disability Discrimination Act

In January 2009, the Human Rights Law Resource Centre made a Submission to the Senate's review of the Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008. The submission commends the Australian Government on its commitment to improving the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth), but states that the amendments do not go far enough.  Even with the amendments in the Bill, the Disability Discrimination Act continues to fall short of Australia's obligations under international human rights law and leaves people vulnerable to disability discrimination in many walks of life. The HRLRC submits that a full scale comprehensive review of all federal anti-discrimination laws is required in order to protect society's most vulnerable and marginalised persons from all forms of discrimination.

Download the HRLC submission here.