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Is Life Getting Better or Worse for People with Disabilities?

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Without data, it is not possible to know whether initiatives are really making a positive difference to people’s lives, write Eric Emerson, George Disney, Nicola Fortune, and the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health Research Group.
 
Over the past decade we have seen a host of important government commitments to improve the lives of Australians with disabilities. In 2008, Australia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, undertaking an international obligation to realise the rights of people with disabilities and eliminate discrimination.
 
The National Disability Strategy was launched in 2011, to achieve “an inclusive Australian society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens”. In 2013, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Act was passed and roll-out of the scheme began in 2016.
 
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Unknown Author, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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