Disability enews | Issue 9 | Final Report now available

We are pleased to announce the release of the Final Report for this Inquiry, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC 124). The Report was tabled in Parliament today and is now available to the public.
The Report is available in HTML, PDF, and as an ebook.

Professor Rosalind Croucher, ALRC President and Commissioner leading the Inquiry, and Graeme Innes AM, part-time ALRC Commissioner assisting the Inquiry team, recorded a podcast in which they discuss some of the key recommendations in the Final Report and what, if implemented, they will mean for the disability community.

Podcast (with transcript) >>

Thank You!

We’d like to thank everybody who has helped the ALRC in developing our recommendations, whether through consulting with us, making a submission, or simply by maintaining an interest in this Inquiry through your subscription to this enews.

The ALRC would especially like to thank Graeme Innes, for his invaluable experience and assistance to the team, and members of the Advisory Committee, who were so giving of their time and expertise.

What happens now?

As the Final Report is now tabled, this is the last enews we will send for this Inquiry.

The ALRC will formally launch the Report on Thursday 11 December at its offices in Sydney, providing an opportunity to present the Report and its recommendations to the disability community, and to recognise the contribution of everyone involved.

The ALRC’s recommendations do not automatically become law. The Australian Government decides whether to implement the recommendations, in whole or in part, and there is no set time frame in which the Government is required to respond. Implementation of ALRC recommendations is tracked and recorded each year in the ALRC’s Annual Report. We also provide updates about implementation in the ALRC Brief.