Topic: Factsheets

Factsheet: Employment of Persons with Disability

Background In Australia, people with disability are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as people without disability.[i] Compared with other OECD[ii] countries, Australia has one of the lowest employment participation rates for people with disability (39.8% for people with disability compared to 79.4% for people without a disability).[iii] Men with disability (51.3%) are much…

Factsheet: Violence and Abuse Against Persons with Disability

Background Evidence demonstrates that people with disability frequently experience sustained and repeated episodes of violence and abuse.[i] Women and girls with disability are at far greater risk of violence, particularly sexual violence, and experience significantly higher levels of all forms of violence by a greater number of perpetrators compared to their peers.[ii] Children and young…

Factsheet: Discrimination Against Migrants and Refugees with Disability

Background People with disability, and families who have members with disability, consistently have their visa applications denied because they are unable to meet the strict health requirement under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth).[i] An individual or family could have been living in Australia for many years, contributing to the economic and social life of the…