Australians for Disability Justice: Submission
Australians for Disability Justice is a national advocacy campaign that seeks to change legislation policy and practice as they relate to people with disabilities in the criminal justice system. ADJ has a particular focus on Indigenous Australians with disabilities.
This Submission was provided in three parts and was originally written for the NDIS Joint Standing Committee’s Inquiry into Psycho-Social Impairment. The ADJ Submission responds specifically to Terms of Reference (H) and (I) of that Inquiry.
DDWA’s Chief Executive Officer, Taryn Harvey, was one of the contributors to this submission.
- The first Submission outlines the general issues for people with disabilities in the criminal justice system and why the NDIS should be the primary agency responding to their needs.
- The second Submission was written following the Public Hearings in Melbourne for this Inquiry on April 28th and is the recommendations to the Committee.
- The third Submission is a document developed for the ADJ meeting with Mr Kevin Andrews where advice on the possibility of a NDIA Criminal Justice Unit was provided.
Click on the images to read or download the Submission (in three parts):