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The Commission's report, Fair-minded cover: Investigation into discrimination in the travel insurance industry, details the findings of our Investigation, which looked at the compliance of several Australian travel insurers over an eight-month period.

The Investigation focused on three companies that made up around 37 per cent of Australia's travel insurance industry – Allianz & AGA, Suncorp and World Nomads Group.

The Investigation found that, in an eight-month period, these travel insurers sold more than 365,000 policies containing terms that discriminated against people with mental health conditions.

These insurers were unable to establish that they could rely on any of the available exceptions under the Equal Opportunity Act to lawfully discriminate.

We are pleased to report that, during the investigation, all three insurers committed to changing their practice of issuing travel insurance policies with a blanket mental health exclusion. This means that some of the largest travel insurers in the Australian market will now provide some cover for mental health conditions.

The report also considered important steps insurers can take to comply with the law in future.

Read more about the Investigation into discrimination in the travel insurance industry, where you can also watch the video explainer and download information for consumers.

An A3 poster that can be downloaded and printed to raise awareness about discrimination because of disability.

A Commission report into the experience of students with disabilities in Victorian schools has found that there have been significant policy developments and action but more work is required to measure and ensure real change for students.

The report details the progress made by the Department of Education and Training on the Commission’s recommendations made in its groundbreaking 2012 research report Held back: the experiences of students with disabilities in Victorian schools. It draws on an analysis of information and engagement with the Department and other key stakeholders.

A3 poster featuring facts on disability discrimination to mark International Day of People with Disabilities on 3 December 2016.

This resource provides information about:

  • what a crime is
  • where crime can occur
  • how to report a crime
  • how to make complaints
  • where to go for additional help and support.

Beyond Doubt documents the experiences of people with disabilities reporting crime and looks at both police practice and the upstream and downstream factors that affect reporting.

The report notes the results from this survey, which were also used to inform our submission to the Federal Government's review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.

This research report (PDF | RTF) gathers information about the issues and challenges experienced by students with disabilities in the Victorian school system and identifies potential solutions, consistent with Victoria's equal opportunity and human rights framework, to improve access to education for students with disabilities.

Friday, 01 October 2010 00:00

Time to respond: three years on - Oct 2010

This report charts progress against an earlier Commission report into the rights of people with disability to equality in their access to taxi services in Victoria. 

This report summarises research into the rights of people with disability to equality in their access to taxi services in Victoria. It identfies aspects of the provision of taxi services that may discriminate against people with disability, and the need for reasonable adjustments to be made.

This report aims to generate discussion on whether the Charter can be strengthened to better protect the rights of people with disabilities, and is one of three thematic reports to accompany the Commission’s 2010 report on the operation of the Charter.

This report is based on Commission research of the issues faced by families relinquishing children with disability into state care. Our research found that 50 or more families surrender the day-to-day care of their child with disability to the state each year because they cannot get access to the support they need to continue caring full time.

Information videos using Auslan to explain discrimination, sexual harassment, racial and religious vilification, and victimisation.

Information on how the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 can protect you from discrimination when renting.

Information for parents and students about disability discrimination in schools, TAFEs and universities, and how the law can protect you.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 00:00

Disability discrimination - Jan 2017

Information on discrimination because of your disability.

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