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Basic Country Profile

Location:  Oceania
Capital: Canberra
Population: 23, 401, 892 (2016 Census)
Major Languages: English
Major Religions: Christianity
Currency: Australian Dollar
Terrain: Low plateau
Climate: Tropical and temperate
Dial Code: +61
Time Zone: UTC+08:00 to UTC+11:00 with daylight saving time
Disability Population: 18.3% (2015, Australia Bureau of Statistics)

Emergency Numbers: 
Universal 000
Police 000, Ambulance 000, Fire department 000

Disability Legislations and Policies

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD):

Ratified on July 17, 2008. It has also ratified the Optional Protocol to the CRPD. Australia’s CRPD State Party reports submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) can be read at OHCHR website.

Law on Disability (8/2016):

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) – The Federal Disability Discrimination Act of 1992 provides protection to everyone in Australia against discrimination based on disability. To read the act, go to www.legislation.gov.au

National Disability Strategy 2010 – 2020 – A ten year national plan that aims to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, their families and carers. Read more about the NDS, go to – https://www.dss.gov.au