Our peoples have significantly higher rates of disability compared with the non-Indigenous population. Our peoples also experience multiple barriers to accessing services, including disability services. The reduced quality of life that our people experience as a result is attributable to policy failures; this includes a failure to recognise the importance of cultural safety and the profound health impacts of racism and discrimination. We hope that this Independent Review is a foundational step to rectifying this.

Author Lowitja Institute
Type Policy submissions
Year 2022
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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land across Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.