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Shadow Report survey

Monday 12 April 2010

Human Rights For People With DisabilityThe Australian Human Rights For People With Disability organisation has a survey for its Australian Shadow Report Project and is asking people to participate in it.

First, here is some background information on the Shadow Report:

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - NGO Shadow Report

Leading disability organisations have partnered to form a project group which is compiling a Shadow Report on Australia's implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

The overall aim of the Shadow Report is to make recommendations to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. These recommendations will provide the basis for the United Nations recommendations to the Australian Government regarding Australia's implementation of the Articles of the Convention. The main focus of the Shadow Report will be reporting the extent to which Australia has implemented its obligations under the CRPD and to provide recommendations for future action by the Australian Government.

The project group gratefully acknowledges the pro bono support DLA Phillips Fox in providing a team to draft the report and assist with facilitating consultations in each State and Territory in Australia. The project group will be inviting disability advocacy, representative, and legal organizations to provide information about the lived experience of their members, clients and constituents with disability. These stories will identify the degree to which persons with disabilities’ human rights are protected, respected and fulfilled.

The release of the Shadow Report outlining the information collated, including recommendations, is expected prior to the Federal Government submitting its Progress Report to the United Nations in August 2010.

For further information contact:

Project Group on the Shadow Report on the CRPD:

  • Joanna Shulman, Disability Discrimination Legal Centre & Australian Disability Rights Network
  • Kevin Cocks, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated
  • Therese Sands, People with Disability Australia
  • David Craig, Disability Advocacy Network Australia
  • David Webb, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
  • Rosemary Kayess, Disability Studies and Research Centre

And here's the introduction to the survey:

CRPD Shadow Report Survey

Please note: this online survey will close at the end of April, 2010.

All your answers are confidential. You do not have to answer all the questions. We will let the United Nations CRPD Committee know about the types of problems you have – but we will not tell anyone your name.

The survey can be found here.



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