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Relevant LegislationThe Disability Discrimination Act 1992 protects individuals across Australia from unfair treatment in many parts of public life. The Act makes disability discrimination including in the areas of employment, – unlawful and promotes equal rights, equal opportunity, and equal access for people with disabilities. Read a brief guide to the Disability Discrimination Act. Read the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and the Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031 both of which are the Australian national strategic plan for the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Other Legislation:

Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002.
Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010.

C111 – Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)

The 112nd ILC session (2024) supervisory board comment of the ILO C111 – Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111) – Australia (Ratification: 1973) notes in Article 1(1)(b), Additional grounds of discrimination, Disability; the launch of the IncludeAbility project +aimed at increasing the capacity of employers to successfully employ, retain and promote people with disability.


Relevant organisations, including INGOs

National business and disability networks or initiatives