National Ethnic Disability Alliance

NEDA Welcomes Appointment of Disability Human Rights Commissioner Rosemary Kayess

Media Release

December 4th, 2023

The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) is proud to commemorate the International Day of Persons with a Disability. This annual observance provides and opportunity to promote awareness, understanding, and inclusion for individuals with disabilities around the world. In conjunction with this day, we are thrilled to announce the appointment of Ms Rosemary Kayess as the new Disability Human Rights Commissioner.

The International Day of Persons with a Disability, established by the United Nations, aims to promote the rights and well-being of people with disability in all aspects of society and development, and underscores the importance of fostering a more inclusive and accessible world for everyone, regardless of their abilities.

Rosemary brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as Disability Human Rights Commissioner. She has been a tireless advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities for many years, working across government, the disability community, and civil society. She has worked to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and ensure that every individual is afforded the dignity and respect they deserve; she has been a strong voice within the Australian disability community.

As Disability Human Rights Commissioner, Ms Kayess will play a crucial role in advancing the rights and opportunities of persons with disabilities. 

NEDA is confident that the new commissioner will make a significant impact in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities and promoting a more inclusive society. We look forward to working closely with her in this role as the peak body for CaLD people living with disability, and other stakeholders and national peak bodies, to create a world where every person, regardless of their abilities, can live a life of dignity and opportunity.

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Published by Comms on Tues, 4/12/2023

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