14.03.2016

ALRC submission: Inquiry into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia

Dear Sir/Madam,I refer to the invitation for submissions to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee (the Senate Committee) inquiry into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia.I note that the Senate Committee’s November 2015 report on violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability recommended (Rec 6) that the Australian

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13.04.2015

ALRC submission: Proposal for a National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework

NDIS Quality and SafeguardsPO Box 7576Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610 30 April 2015Dear Sir/Madam,I  refer  to  the  invitation  for  submissions  on  the  Disability  Reform  Council’s  consultation  paper  Proposal  for  a National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework (the consultation paper).The ALRC makes the following submission in response to the consultation paper. The submission draws on

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24.11.2014

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 124)

This Inquiry examined laws and legal frameworks within the Commonwealth jurisdiction that deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the law and their ability to exercise legal capacity.

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23.11.2014

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC 124 Summary)

This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the final Report, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 124), tabled on 24 November 2014.This publication is available for purchase in book format.We have also produced an EASY ENGLISH version of this Summary Report.

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22.05.2014

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (DP 81)

The second consultation document in the ALRC’s Inquiry into Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks that deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability before the law, and their ability to exercise legal capacity.

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22.05.2014

Easy English: Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws DP 81

The ALRC is looking at laws that treat people with disability unfairly.This Discussion Paper is written in Easy English. We use simple words and pictures to show ideas.Submissions close on Monday 30 June 2014.Information about making a submission is also available in Easy English and Auslan.The full version of this Discussion Paper is available here: http://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/disability-DP81 

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14.11.2013

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws IP 44

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws was released on 15 November 2013.This Issues Paper is the first consultation document in the ALRC’s Inquiry into Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks that deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability before the law, and their ability to exercise legal capacity.This Issues Paper can be accessed

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14.11.2013

Easy English: Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws IP 44

The ALRC is looking at laws that treat people with disability unfairly.This Issues Paper talks about the problems we have learned about so far. It also has some questions. We would like people with disability to answer the questions so we can learn more about any problems you have with the law. We would also like

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