Disability discrimination at top of Commission complaints data

Discrimination on the grounds of disability is the most frequent concerns for people who enquire about their human rights or who lodge complaints about breaches of those rights, according to new figures from the Australian Human Rights Commission.

In 2016-17, the Commission received 14,911 complaint-related enquiries and 1,939 complaints. Of these, disability discrimination accounted for 20% of total enquiries and 39% of total complaints.

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