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Disability rights can include access to:
In essence, a person with a disability has the right to be treated fairly and to receive the same opportunities and access as everyone within our society.
Discrimination is treating a person, or group of people, less favourably on the basis of an attribute that the person, or group of people, has. The attribute might be the person’s intellectual or physical disability or their race or their gender.
In Australia, the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) makes it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their disability. The Australian Human Rights Commission has responsibility to ensure this Act is adhered to.
Australia is a party to seven core international human rights treaties. The rights of people with disability are contained in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) recognises the barriers that people with a disability may face in realising their rights. The rights under all human rights treaties apply to everyone, including people with disability. However, the CRPD applies human rights specifically to the context of people with disability.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml
Australian Human Rights Commission - www.humanrights.gov.au/disability-rights-homepage
Disability Discrimination Act 1992 - www.comlaw.gov.au/Series/C2004A04426
Australian Attorney Generals Department – Has a number of fact sheets relating to disability rights. www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtections/HumanRights/PublicSectorGuidanceSheets/Pages/Rightsofpeoplewithdisability.aspx
The Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDSR) is a specialist legal advocacy service for people with intellectual disability in NSW - www.idrs.org.au/home/index.php#sthash.Soe6WsdY.dpbs
Public Interest Advocacy Centre - www.piac.asn.au
Human Rights for People with a Disability - www.disabilityrightsnow.org.au/
The office is able to assist those seeking legal advice by referrals to an appropriate legal service provider.
LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW
Services provided: legal information over the telephone, written information, referrals to other legal or related services that may be able to help, for example, to get face-to-face legal advice; in some cases, arrange for one of Law Access Lawyers to provide telephone legal advice Contact 1300 888 529
The Legal aid Youth Hotline is a legal advice line administered by Legal Aid NSW. Staffed by qualified and experienced criminal lawyers with expertise in the Young Offenders Act, Legal Aid Youth Hotline provides advice to young people who have committed, or are suspected of committing, a criminal offence.
Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across NSW in most areas of criminal, family and civil law. www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au
Staffs provide a state-wide free information, advice and advocacy service to people who have been discriminated against due to their disability. For more information, contact the Disability Discrimination Unit on (08) 6253 9500 or (08) 9470 2831 (for TTY)
The Federation is the peak body for 51 Victorian community legal centres (CLCs) that provide free legal services to the public. We help clients who face economic and social disadvantage. www.naclc.org.au
A Victorian Community Legal Centre that works only on disability related legal issues www.villamanta.org.au
A South Australian state-wide service providing free legal advice, advocacy and assistance to people who have been, or may be discriminated against because of a disability. www.saccls.org.au
Contact 1300 65 11 88. Limited assistance is available for people with disability.
An independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland www.qai.org.au/
As a consumer-managed organisation People With Disabilities (WA) Inc - PWD (WA) - represents and advocates for the rights and equity of all Western Australians with a disability - physical, intellectual, psychiatric and sensory. Ph: (08) 9386 6477 Freecall: 1800 193 331
TTY: (08) 9386 6451
HCLS is a community organisation whose aims are, to foster community awareness of the law, to make the law more equitable and accessible to the public, and to provide free legal advice and referral to the general public in southern Tasmania. Ph: 03 62232500
The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania seeks to increase access to legal and social justice for all Tasmanian's by the provision of representation, advice and education on legal issues in an effective, efficient and economic manner. We are committed to providing Tasmanian's with equal access to justice through state-wide programs of advice, representation, community education and Primary Dispute Resolution conferences. Ph: 03 6236 3800
Ph: 1300 366 611 (Telephone Advice Line) www.legalaid.tas.gov.au
The Disability Discrimination Legal Service, run by the Welfare Rights & Legal Centre (WRLC), provides free legal service and appointments for people who have been discriminated against based on their disability. Ph: 02 6247 2018
The Legal Aid Commission of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) aims is to work to inform people of their legal rights and obligations and to improve their access to the justice system. Provides a range of services including: minor advice and assistance; duty lawyer services; legal representation; community legal education.Ph: 1300 654 314 (Telephone Advice and Information Line) Email: email@example.com
An independent not-for-profit, non-government community legal centre dedicated to providing free legal advice and representation to individuals and community groups on; tenancy, public housing, social security and disability discrimination law. www.canberracommunitylaw.org.au/
Darwin Community Legal Service is one of five community legal centres in the Northern Territory. DCLS is a non-government organisation which is managed by volunteers from in and around Darwin. DCLS provides a range of free services, including: Information and Referral; Volunteer Legal Advice Sessions; Aged and Disability Rights; Welfare Rights; Community Education and Publications; Law Reform and Policy.