Welcome to CESPHN

In order to tailor the site to your needs, please click the button that relates best to you.

So long as you have cookies enabled you will only need to do this once. However, you can change your selection at any time using the dropdown navigation option above the CESPHN logo, top left.

Close this window

‘Persons with Disability and the Australian Constitution’ report – 8th October 2020

3 November 2020

The ‘Persons with Disability and the Australian Constitution’ report investigated the extent and use of the Commonwealth’s legislative powers that enable it to provide support for and protect the rights of people with disability.

It has found three distinct periods of time in which the Commonwealth positively moved to support its citizens with disability.

The Australian Constitution has rules about how the Australian Government and state and territory governments should work together.

The Constitution was written over 100 years ago.

The Australian Government has assumed greater prominence in the lives of people with disability over time even though it does not have explicit legislative power with respect to people with disability.

To read the report, and for more information, please click here.