Disability Access to Justice Consortium

An interdisciplinary consortium of researchers from Universities, DPOs, and community groups across Australia and New Zealand. We are committed to extending the reach and impact of research on access to justice issues of people with disability.

The Disability Access to Justice Consortium is comprised of researchers from the University of Melbourne, other Australian and New Zealand universities, and researchers from Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and community groups.  We are committed to extending the reach and impact of research on access to justice issues of people with disability across disciplines. We believe that this can only be meaningfully achieved through research that is co-produced with people with disability and their representative organisations. Our work emphasises participatory, rights-based methodology that aims to include the voice of people with lived experience of disability throughout the research process – from inception to production and dissemination.

The consortium’s key purposes include:

  • Stimulating research on access to justice that is co-produced with people with disability and their representative organisations;
  • Fostering the development and use of participatory, action research methodologies;
  • Stimulating interdisciplinary research on access to justice of people with disabilities;
  • Working towards legislative and policy change and reforms that improve access to justice in the criminal justice system;
  • Broadening the scope of research and knowledge transfer into the civil jurisdictions, family court and tribunals; and
  • Providing a platform for collaboration on access to justice issues of people with disability.

Media & Events

Launch - Disability Access to Justice Research Consortium Scoping Document, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, 16 November 2018

Access to Justice Consortium Launch, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, 8 September 2017

Building access to justice: Overcoming inequities, Tasmania Law Reform institute, University of Tasmania, 23 September 2016

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