Disability Rights: Discrimination and Migration Law

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration is conducting an inquiry into the health requirements undertaken for Australian visa processing.  The current rules prevent many individuals and families from accessing visas because the applicant or a member of their family has a disability. The Centre made a submission to the inquiry arguing that that decisions to grant or refuse a visa must comply with Australia’s international human rights obligations – particularly those contained in the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities­– and the standards of non-discrimination set out in the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

Download the HRLC submission here.