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    Human Rights

    Human rights recognise the inherent value of each person, regardless of background, where we live, what we look like, what we think or what we believe. They are based on principles of dignity, equality and mutual respect, which are shared across cultures, religions and philosophies. They are about being treated fairly, treating others fairly. Read more.

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    Disability Rights

    Around one in five Australians has a disability. Many face significant barriers in work, study, sport, getting around and simply taking part in everyday activities. The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) makes disability discrimination unlawful and promotes equal rights, equal opportunity and equal access for people with disabilities.

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    Disability Discrimination

    Disability discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favourably, or not given the same opportunities as others in a similar situation because of their disability. The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person, in many areas of public life.

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    National Disability Strategy

    The National Disability Strategy (NDS) is a ten-year national plan (2010-2020) for improving the life experiences of Australians with disability, their families and carers. It seeks to foster an inclusive society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.

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    For more information on human rights, their origins and the international human rights system visit www.humanrights.gov.au/

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