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Australia's initial report under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Australia ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 17 July 2008.

Under the convention Australia is required to submit periodically a comprehensive report on measures taken to promote the rights and freedoms of those with disabilities.

Australia submitted its initial report to the United Nations on 3 December 2010, which is International Day of People with Disability.

The report is Australia’s first since becoming a party to the convention.

It explains Australia’s policies, programs and laws relating to the rights of persons with disabilities.