In The Media | 21 November 2016

People with disability underrepresented in politics: advocate

Some political parties are attempting to improve diversity by targeting the representation of women and culturally diverse, Indigenous and LGBTI people.

But Disability Leadership Institute founder Christina Ryan says one group – Australia’s largest minority – is consistently missing from the conversation.

People with disability.

“When the word diversity is used it’s never used to mean people with disability,” Ms Ryan said.

“It’s a problem because it’s close to 20 per cent of the Australian population and it’s absent from the public domain.”

Source: The Age