24 Jul
Issue Paper summary: Rights and attitudes pt 2

Issue Paper summary: Rights and attitudes pt 2

Check out Part 1 for detailed definitions of each term used. Here’s the specific areas the Disability Royal Commission will focus in the Rights and attitudes paper.  

We’ve also included questions to help you understand what you can talk about if you choose to share your experience. Here are full definitions of common terms mentioned. 

Focus areas 

  • The general community’s awareness of the rights of people with disability 
  • How rights are recognised and protected by organisations and governments 
  • Advocacy supports available and how they help people with disability  
  • Negative attitudes that affect people with disability and lead to acts of violence, neglect, abuse, and exploitation 
  • How better attitudes can lead to laws and practices that protect them from violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation 

Questions to think about 

Deadline date: 31st July 2020 

If you want to make a submission there are ways you can do so. You can still submit after this date however it might be included in their report. 

You don’t need to answer all or any of these questions to make a submission. They are just here to help you think of what you want to say. 

  1. How do others learn about the rights of people with disability?  
  • Can this be changed or improved? 
  1. What gets in the way of people with disability being respected?  
  • Is it linked to abuse, exploitation, violence, or neglect? 
  1. What are the experiences of rights like for: 
  • Women 
  • Children 
  • LGBTIO+ people  
  • First Nations people 
  • People who speak different languages? 
  1. What advocacy support is available?  
  • How can it be better and prevent abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence? 
  1. How are attitudes about people with disability linked to exploitation, neglect, abuse, and violence against them? 
  • When a person with disability experiences these things, how do attitudes change the way people react to them? 
  1. How do negative attitudes lead to laws, policies, and practices that treat people with disability unfairly?  
  • How can these be changed for the better? 
  • Include specific examples if you can 
  1. What can the media and social media do to help others understand the rights of people with disability and change attitudes? 
  • Include specific examples if possible 
  1. How can we change attitudes and help others understand these rights?  
  • How does this lead to people with disability being accepted and included in the community? 

Download Easy Read and other versions here.  

Need some assistance? Head to our DRC page for supports and resources. You can also contact the Royal Commission at 1800 517 199 or on email.