TasCOSS Endorses Report on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Civil Society Shadow Report on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) presents the perspective of people with disability in relation to Australia’s compliance with its obligations under this Convention.

The report is the result of wide consultations with people with disability and their representative and advocacy organisations analysed evidence from government and civil society inquiries, various reports and submissions.

The report acknowledges positive reforms in some areas, particularly the introduction of the NDIS and a Royal Commission into exploitation, violence and abuse of people with disability. However it also notes that despite Australia being a wealthy country where many Australians enjoy their human rights and a high standard of living, people with disability still experience poverty, disadvantage and human rights violations, and this is particularly acute for Indigenous peoples and communities.