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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.

Australian Delegation

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

You can read more about the Australian delegation here.

You can watch live the 22nd Session of the CRPD Committee via  Please note that Australia will be reviewed on 12th & 13th September (Geneva time).

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

The Shadow Report is a comprehensive and wide-reaching look at the current state of disability rights in Australia. To zoom in on specific areas of the Shadow Report, a series of Fact Sheets based on the report have been developed.  The Fact Sheets are available in English and Plain English.  You can download the Fact Sheets via this link.


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.

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