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'Not acceptable': Calls for disability act reform after report reveals discrimination still rife

Yenn Purkis was diagnosed with Autism in 1994.

An overhaul of the country's disability discrimination act could help reverse increasingly high levels of disability-based discrimination, a leading rights group says.

Yenn Purkis was diagnosed with autism and atypical schizophrenia more than two decades ago and faced years of bullying as a child, as well as discrimination in adulthood.

“I went through school and I was bullied the whole way through as an autistic person and that is still common for autistic kids, which is not acceptable,” Purkis said.

Purkis' experience is not isolated with a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) revealing the Australian Human Rights Commission received more complaints in 2017-18 about disability discrimination than about any other form of discrimination, including race and sex.

Read the full article in English here.

 

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