[Updated October 2018]
There are several key pieces of legislation that impact on the lives of people with disability in Australia. These pages contain a brief summary and some links to further information.
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA)
- UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), 2006
- Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Act, 2013
- National Standards for Disability Services (NSDS), 2013
These pages are not intended to be a comprehensive guide, but to provide a brief introduction.
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) n.d., United Nations, accessed 20 August 2018.
- Kayess, R & French, P 2008, ‘Out of darkness into light? Introducing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’, Human Rights Law Review, vol. 8. pp. 1-34.
- Korolkova, J & Anthony, A 2016, Disability human rights clinic: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the right to support, Melbourne Law School, accessed 20 August 2018.
- Maker, Y, Arstein-Kerslake, A, McSherry, B, Paterson, JM & Brophy, L 2018, ‘Ensuring equality for persons with cognitive disabilities in consumer contracting: an international human rights law perspective’, Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 19(1), (advance), accessed 20 August 2018.