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Rights & Inclusion Australia (R&IA) is a national Disabled People's Organisation promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disability, with a focus on accessibility in the built environment. R&IA activities include work with First Nations people and Asia Pacific programs. R&IA is a member of the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) and Asia Pacific Disability Forum (APDF).



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News & Updates

Welcome to R&IA’s new website!

R&IA’s new website is finally here. R&IA acknowledge the generous support of the ACT Government, through the ACT Office for Disability, in developing the website.

Over the coming months you will find more information here, with new content being added as developed. This website is the primary source of information on R&IA activities, including for the Opening the Door Project that we are delivering with our partners. Please email with your comments on any aspects of the website, including accessibility.

Please also consider subscribing to R&IA’s monthly eNewsletters, and eBulletins. We will send out eBulletins as we have relevant time-bound information to share - this includes discrete eBulletins for the Opening the Door project.

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R&IA's annual forum was held in September 2021. It had a focus on the approval of accessible housing standards to the National Construction Code 2022 and addressing the challenges to adoption by NSW and SA. View further forum details here.


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Opening the Door Project

The Opening the Door project aims to support people with disability to achieve choice and control with their housing options. To learn more about the project and to access useful links and resources, go to the Opening the Door project page by clicking on the logo.

Click on the thumbnail below to see the ‘Introduction to the Project’ video. Other project videos can be viewed on the Opening the Door page, including an overview of the Australian housing context.

Introduction to the Opening the Door project (Video 1)


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Building Better Homes - A National Building Code for All Australians

The NSW, WA and SA are yet to commit to implementing accessible housing to the new 2022 National Construction Code. We only have until the end of the year to help them get on the right path. To contact your government to let them know how important accessible housing is for ALL Australians click on their logo.  Rights & Inclusion Australia is an active partner in the Building Better Homes campaign.


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To become a member of R&IA or to make a donation click on the button below.


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