Communication A Human Right

Communication is a human right

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Communication is essential

Communication is an essential part of being a person. We need it to express who we are, develop relationships, and contribute to society. That is why communication is a basic human right.

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Communication access

Everyone has the right to communicate, but not everyone can access it. For example, people with disability may face barriers to communication.

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme

The NDIS provides support to eligible people with permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to do everyday activities. Many of these people will have a communication disability.

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The role of law and policy

Communication is vital for participating in society. Australian laws and policies require services, businesses and organisations to be accessible and inclusive of people with communication difficulties and disability.

Rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait people have a right to access culturally safe services that affirm identify, align with preferences, and meet individual needs.