A report on improving access to the justice system for people with disability is out soon. This follows nine months of consultation with federal and state attorneys-general by the Australian Human Rights Commission on how Australia is fairing when it comes to people with disability accessing the criminal justice system. It emerges amid concerns that these people are not being treated equally in the system.
The report will highlight strategies and actions to improve access to justice and service delivery for people with disability, including early intervention services, services to address social disadvantage and health risk factors, and prevent violence against people with disability.
The report will be released by disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes on February 5.