Category: Oceania

The United Nations defines Oceania as including: Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
  • Australia: Disability Discrimination Act 1992
    • The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 of Australia prohibits all forms of discrimination against people with disabilities. It encourages the integration of people with disabilities in the society.
  • New Zealand: Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Bill (Repeal and Related Matters)
    • This bill repeals the Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Act 1960 (the DPEP Act). By repealing the DPEP Act, the Government seeks to ensure that people with disabilities have the same employment conditions, rights, and entitlements as other New Zealanders, and are therefore covered by all standard New Zealand employment minima.
  • New Zealand: Human Rights Act, 1993
    • A New Zealand Human Rights Act to consolidate and amend the Race Relations Act 19711 and the Human Rights Commission Act 1977 and to provide better protection of human rights in New Zealand. Section 29 addresses disability rights.
  • New Zealand: Human Rights Amendment Act of 2001
    • A New Zealand Human Rights Amendment Bill. The bill makes amendments relating to the anti-discrimination standard for Government activities and the associated publicly funded complaints process. PDF format.
  • The New Zealand Disability Strategy
    • The New Zealand Disability Strategy presents a long-term plan for changing New Zealand from a disabling to an inclusive society. PDF format.