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4429.0 - Profiles of Disability, Australia, 2009  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/06/2012  First Issue
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POPULATIONS


Australia is a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability. The preamble of the convention identifies several groups of people with disability who are particularly vulnerable because of the combination of their disability and status. The Convention states concern for:
    ‘….. the difficult conditions faced by persons with disabilities who are subject to multiple or aggravated forms of discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic, indigenous or social origin, property, birth, age or other status’ (Endnote 1)

This section examines various groups who are at increased disadvantage because of their disability.


ENDNOTE:

  1. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Preamble
For more information on specific populations see:

Comparison of disability prevalence between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples


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