The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (Commission) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee’s Inquiry into Social Inclusion for Victorians with Disabilities.
The Commission believes that the participation of people with disabilities, their families and carers in society is critically important. People with disabilities should be able to participate in all areas of public life. They should be able to access universal services on an equal basis with others. They should be supported to reach their maximum potential in important areas of their lives through the provision of high quality, specialist services. Victorian equal opportunity and human rights laws support this position.