Deaf Australia ActivitiesMedia Release

Welcoming Disability: It’s time to tackle Australia’s discrimination against migrants with disabilities

Over 100 organisations and experts call on federal government to end Australia’s discrimination against migrants with disabilities

A group of more than 100 organisations and experts have signed an OPEN LETTER calling for urgent reform of Australia’s migration health laws to remove their discriminatory impact on people with disabilities and health conditions. The letter is part of the Welcoming Disability Campaign led by Down Syndrome Australia and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.

Under Australia’s current legal framework, people are being refused Australian visas purely on the basis that they have a disability or health issue, even though they meet all of the other visa requirements.

See the full letter and media release below.

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