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Disability inquiry focuses on attitudes

"Ona" (2020-05-03)

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A royal commission is looking at ways to address negative attitudes towards people with disability while ensuring their human rights are upheld.

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has released an issues paper focusing on attitudes towards people with disability and awareness and recognition of their rights.

'We know that community attitudes can be a barrier to inclusion, and may also contribute to increased risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation," commission chair Ronald Sackville QC said on Tuesday.

'We are keen to hear from people about what can be done to improve attitudes towards people with disability."

The issues paper said a lack of rights awareness among people, organisations and governments and negative attitudes can shape laws, policies and practices that stigmatise and discriminate against people with disability.

It noted people with disability had reported experiencing high levels of negative attitudes in places such as shops and restaurants, healthcare settings, on public transport, in the workplace and in the media.

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