The ALRC formally launched its final report for the Disability Inquiry, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC 124) on Thursday 11 December 2014, in Sydney.
The launch was attended by Evan Lewis, on behalf of Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield; the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC, MP; the Hon Jenny Macklin MP, members of the Inquiry’s Advisory Committee, and a range of stakeholders and Inquiry participants.
ALRC President and Commissioner leading the Inquiry, Professor Rosalind Croucher, opened the launch and provided an outline of the Report and its key recommendations.
Rosemary Kayess, Director of the Human Rights and Disability Projects at the Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Law, UNSW, Chairperson of the Australian Centre for Disability Law and member of the Inquiry’s Advisory Committee, spoke about the recognition of disability as part of human diversity.
Graeme Smith, Public Guardian, NSW Department of Justice spoke about the importance of the Report to those working in the area of guardianship and financial administration.
Graeme Innes AM, Part-time Commissioner on the Disability Inquiry, also gave a speech.
Photo 1: The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC, MP; Professor Rosalind Croucher; Graeme Innes AM; the Hon Jenny Macklin MP
Photo 2: Graeme Innes AM, Professor Rosalind Croucher; Rosemary Kayess, Graeme Smith and Emeritus Professor Terry Carney