In 2014, Graeme Innes AM, (then) Disability Discrimination Commissioner, launched the Australian Human Rights Commission's Equal Before the Law: Towards Disability Justice Strategies. This report highlighted the continuing barriers to equality in the Australian legal system that are experienced by people with a range of disabilities. Having ratified the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008, Australia has committed to ensure equality before the law for all people with disability. Starting before the report was launched, states and territories have been working to develop and implements strategies to fulfil the promise of equality before the law. This panel discussion will focus on the range of work, including collaborative work involving government and non-government organisations, being done. It will consider what progress has been made since 2014.


Ms Robin Banks

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