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2020-06 ANUHD submission to Disability Royal Commission

AAG is a member of the Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD).

AAG supports the ANUHD submission in response to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Disability Royal Commission) in response to their Rights and Attitudes Issues Paper published in April 2020.

The ANUHD submission to the Disability Royal Commission attached a paper, which outlined how:
• COAG abrogated responsibility for Livable Housing Design to the private housing industry and then ignored their failure to act;
• The Attorney General’s Department misrepresented the progress (or lack thereof) to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in achieving the agreed targets; and
• The Australian Government showed scant regard in the implementation of the National Disability Strategy for what people with disability had to say about this failure, amongst other issues, and the consequences for them.

The paper suggests that the voices of people most affected and least able to speak for themselves are more likely to tell the truth, because they have most to gain from the truth being spoken.

To view the ANUHD submission to the Disability Royal Commission click here.

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