Rights & Inclusion Australia CRPD
Workshop HWNS Sydney 25 November 2010
February 2011 – comments
The Workshop was attended by approximately 50 delegates representing
all stakeholders - including people with a disability, advocates,
DPOs, service providers and government. People attending the Workshop
were from around Australia, together with delegates from Fiji
and Hong Kong.
Rights & Inclusion Australia thanks everyone who attended and contributed to
the success of our inaugural CRPD Workshop.
Comments on 25 November CRPD Workshop
Excellent overview of many issues. Good to have broad cross-
section of presenters
Lots of important issues put across
Excellent. Challenging to service provider organizations –
any engagement of stakeholders with service providers is welcome.
Excellent inaugural meeting – great initiative. Good speakers
– broad coverage, well organized. Maybe in small groups
and have people introduce themselves, time dependent.
Excellent workshop. Good balance of international and domestic,
but disorganized and go for longer please.
Thanks for a very informative afternoon. I appreciated the efforts
to be inclusive with the media and sign interpreters.
Suggestions for future CRPD Workshops
Ideas so far sound good – consider needs of people who
have communication disabilities / using augmentative and alternative
communication, as many issues in this area need a lot of support.
May be beneficial to split into domestic CRPD implementation and
international in future especially for overseas visitors.
Email forum for discussion.
Familiarisation with content of CRPD.
Key areas – corporate / employment – try and get
Debra Perry ILO Geneva.
Children with disabilities – assess situation in Australia.
Relating CRPD to service providers in their day to day context.
There is a great need for more awareness to be created within
Australia about the CRPD and that this might be the focus of future
Disability and the criminal justice system and legal rights
building grass roots advocacy to support exercise of rights.
Supporting developing countries in region to implement CRPD.
Accessibility to ICT.