Centre for Disability Research and Policy

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A better life for people with disabilities in Australia and around the world

Our centre aims to change the disadvantage that occurs for people with disabilities. We do this through addressing their social and economic participation in society, and their health and wellbeing. By focusing on data that demonstrates disadvantage, we can develop models of policy and practice to better enable support and opportunity for people with disabilities.

Latest news and publications

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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This agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom.
We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan… As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.

– Preamble, The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

On 25 September 2015 the 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development otherwise known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs are designed to end poverty and hunger by 2030. The rights of people with disabilities have been formally recognised within 9 of the goals. read the full story

Latest Publications

Senior Research Fellow and Associate of the CDRP Dr Qingsheng Zhou research has recently been published in the journal Disability and Rehabilitation: Accessing disability services by people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia (PDF).

To view the latest Advances in Mental Health journal issue which contains several articles by the CDRP team, CLICK HERE