In 2020 the Disability Royal Commission released an issues paper on the awareness and recognition of the rights of people with disability. The issues paper includes 10 questions asking the public to share their views about about the level of awareness that people with disability, and the wider community, have about the rights of people with disability.

You can read and download the issues paper on the Royal Commission website.

WWDA has now submitted a response to the issues paper. WWDA’s response explores the factors that have prevented the efforts of Australian governments from effectively dismantling ableism and other forms of oppression, and from driving the necessary cultural change that would ensure that people with disability are valued equally in dignity and worth. 

The response includes recommendations for consideration, grouped under four key areas, which are:

  • Legislative and policy framework
  • Leadership and awareness raising
  • Evidence base
  • Violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation

Download WWDA’s submission: