WeThe15 Movement Is Creating Change

Today Abigail successfully passed a motion recognising WeThe15 and the incredible individuals and organisations behind it. 

Abigail moved:

(1) That this House commends the global movement WeThe15 which:

(a) aims to build greater knowledge of, and break down, the barriers, discrimination and underrepresentation that people with disabilities face on a daily basis at all levels of society;

(b) is endorsed by 18 international organisations, including the International Paralympic Committee, International Disability Alliance and the United Nations Human Rights Committee; and

(c) recognises that 15 per cent of the world's population are people with disabilities.

(2) That this House notes that, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 2020 report titledPeople with Disability in Australia:

(a) over 4.4 million people in Australia have a disability; and

(b) there are significant data gaps in monitoring the compounded disadvantage and discrimination faced by people in Australia with disability who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, living in rural and remote locations, homeless, LGBTQIA+ and/or those who have suffered abuse.

(3) That this House calls on the New South Wales Government to commit to join the global movement WeThe15 that is campaigning for disability visibility, inclusion, support and accessibility.

 

The full transcript can be found in Hansard, here.

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