I have written previously about attending the Melbourne Social Equity Institute’s recent conference on Disability, Human Rights and Equity. This conference really got me thinking about the NDIS and the degree to which it will support people with disabilities to achieve human rights.
One of the clear messages from participants at this event was that while this is potentially a good start, it probably won’t be able to go far enough in achieving human rights for people with disabilities. Some participants worried that it could act as a smokescreen – it might appear like there is plenty of activity but the reality might be anything but.
I have written a piece on this for Right Now, which is an online not for profit media organisation with a focus on human rights in Australia. If you haven’t come across it before it is well worth checking out.
You can find the full article here and as always I’m keen to hear from those of you who agree or disagree with what I have to say.