Australia signed up to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in 2008. Australia has to report to the United Nations every four years, and be reviewed on what it has achieved.
A delegation of seven people with disability is getting ready to present to the UN Committee on 12th & 13th September 2019 in Geneva, regarding Australia’s progress on implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
List of delegates
- Judy Huett
- Damian Griffis
- Noel Muller
- Lauren Henley
- Sonia Hume
- Justen Thomas
- Kelly Cox
2019 Civil Society CRPD Shadow Report
A Working Group made up of disability organisations from around Australia compiled a report titled Disability Rights Now 2019: Shadow Report to the UNCRPD to provide the views of people with disability to the CRPD Committee. This Report is available in English, Plain English, Auslan, French and Spanish. You can read the Report via this link.
2019 Shadow Report – Fact Sheets
2019 Shadow Report Working Group
A civil society CRPD Shadow Report Working Group, made up of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), disability representative and advocacy organisations prepared the 2019 CRPD Shadow Report.
The 2019 Shadow Report Working Group was made up of:
- Advocacy for Inclusion
- Australian Centre for Disability Law (ACDL)
- Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)
- Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA)
- Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)
- Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia)
- NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (CID)
- Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI)
- Queensland Voice for Mental Health (QVMH)