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Submissions, research and reports

Australia’s draft report to the UN committee on the rights of the child

CYDA policy submission.

As a State Party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Australia has undertaken to uphold the human rights of children and young people with disability under international law. Australia’s human rights obligations under the CRC in respect of children with disability are reinforced and complemented by those in in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which Australia has also ratified. 

Available statistics, the findings of numerous government reviews at national and local levels and consistent feedback from the membership base of Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) indicate that there is a wide chasm between Australia’s formal commitment as a State Party to these international treaties and the commonly poor everyday experiences of children with disability and their families. 

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CYDA policy submission.