Royal commission on people with disability in Australia – draft for terms of reference are now out in the community

The question how and to what extent the needs of people with disabilities are represented in the mainstream media has been discussed on this

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Previously, and Australia has been cited as a good example. With an election approaching, and with the prospect of losing a vote in the House of Representatives in which the government holds no outright majority at present, the administration seems to have heeded calls by various disability rights groups to set up a royal commission to look into abuse and exploitation of people with disabilities in all areas of society. Whether or not this is more of a political ploy prior to an election remains to be seen, but the drafted terms of reference guiding the commission’s work seem to be rather encouraging. Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Ines discusses the current state of play surrounding this politically charged issue

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For more information regarding this royal commission and people with disabilities read

here.

More on australian politics in general can be found

here.

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