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Changing Attitudes, Changing Lives

Graeme Innes Giving Speech

Graeme Innes has been Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner since 2005. During that time he was Human Rights Commissioner for three and a half years and Race Discrimination Commissioner for 2 years. Graeme has led or contributed to the success of a number of initiatives including Same Sex: Same Entitlements inquiry and the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The recent departure from this position in July 2014 as Disability Discrimination Commissioner has not altered his course or passion for human rights and he aims to continue to break down attitudes towards people with a disability in his exciting new role.

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Graeme will now chair the Attitude Foundation -a not-for-profit organisation that aims to change the public’s attitude towards people with a disability by using film, television, media and the internet. These platforms will act as the vehicle to make quality content that will challenge people’s perceptions of disability and hopefully change long held attitudes.

“Disability is viewed by many in Australia in a limiting and negative way. What this foundation
seeks to do is change this attitude. Changing attitudes will change lives.”
Graeme Innes, chair, Attitude Foundation Limited
See more at Attitude Foundation.

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