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Rosemary Kayess

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Rosemary Kayess: The Fight for Disability Rights

UNSW Centre for Ideas

Despite taking steps towards becoming a more equal and inclusive society for all, Australia has a problem with human rights. Indigenous Australians are the most incarcerated in the world. More than one woman is killed every week by a partner or former partner. Over half of Australians living with a disability lack access to support services they need. The proposed Religious Discrimination Bill threatens to undermine inclusive workplaces for LGBTQI+ people.  Fighting to address these issues are five fearless human rights champions. From the Australian voice to the United Nations for people living with a disability, to leading the #KidsOffNauru campaign which saw every child detained offshore brought to Australia, their resumes are enviable and inspiring portfolios of human rights advocacy.Rosemary Kayess has devoted her career to disability policy and reform, having advised on issues such as housing, education, guardianship and employment. She is a human rights lawyer, the Director of Engagement at the Disability Innovation Institute UNSW, and also teaches in the UNSW Faculty of Law. In 2019 she became the Vice Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

7mins

16 Mar 2020

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S05, Ep 1: The standard of human dignity with Louise Chappell and Rosemary Kayess

UNSW SpeakEasy Podcast

The standard of human dignityCarla and Annie are kicking off season 5 with a ‘deep dive’ into human rights – What are they? Where do they come from? Who gets them? And how can they help us to think about issues of health and rights more broadly? With two stellar guests (Louise Chappell and Rosemary Kayess) who are genuine legends and experts in the field we are in good hands to have a cracker first show that is guaranteed to make ya think! Learn more about Louise’s workhttps://www.humanrights.unsw.edu.au/ learn more about Rosemary’s work with the Disability Innovation Institutehttps://disabilityinnovation.unsw.edu.au/ Learn more about the human rights charters of the ACT, Victoria and Queenslandhttps://hrc.act.gov.au/humanrights/ https://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/human-rights/the-charter https://www.qld.gov.au/law/your-rights/human-rights

37mins

4 Mar 2020

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Law and Society

People with disabilities are the most marginalised of minorities, according to Rosemary Kayess, who is the Associate Director of the Disability Studies Research Centre. She speaks with Susi Hamilton from UNSW media about her involvement in drafting the UN Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

2 May 2019

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People with disabilities are the most marginalised of minorities, according to Rosemary Kayess, who is the Associate Director of the Disability Studies Research Centre. She speaks with Susi Hamilton from UNSW media about her involvement in drafting the UN Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

2 May 2019

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People with disabilities are the most marginalised of minorities, according to Rosemary Kayess, who is the Associate Director of the Disability Studies Research Centre. She speaks with Susi Hamilton from UNSW media about her involvement in drafting the UN Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

21 Jan 2011