People with disability and the Australian Constitution

21 October 2020
  • The Disability Royal Commission has made a report about people with disability and the Australian Constitution.

  • The original Constitution document with a red ribbon holding it together

    The Constitution is an important document for Australia.

    It explains how Australian governments work.

    It says what people’s rights are.

    It was written more than 100 years ago.

    It has not been changed much.

  • A doctor checks a patient

    Before 1945 the Constitution did not say much about the rights of people with disability.

    The Constitution was changed in 1945 to give people with disability better health care.

  • Human rights hands

    The Royal Commission report looks at the rights of people with disability in the Constitution.

    It finds that the Constitution says the Government can do more for people with disability.

  • Cover of the Commission's Easy Read report

    The Commission has made an Easy Read version of the report.

  • Find out more about the Disability Royal Commission.

    If you have any questions please call us on 1800 424 065.

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