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Graeme Innes’ parting words on the future of disability advocacy in Australia

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Outgoing Federal Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes has been a driver behind some of the most significant reforms in human rights and disability advocacy both nationally and internationally.

But with budget cuts to the Human Rights Commission from now on his role will be shared among the remaining commissioners, regardless of whether they have lived experience of disability or not.

Watch the ABC feature interview with Graeme, where he explains why that’s a bad idea, why we need a jobs plan not a welfare plan and what he’d like to see Tony Abbott do in the area of disability reform.