Reappointment of the Hon Susan Ryan AO as Disability Discrimination Commissioner

The Government announced this week that it had reappointed the Hon Susan Ryan AO as the Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

Ms Ryan was first appointed as acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner in July 2014, before being confirmed to the role in September 2014. The term of Ms Ryan’s reappointment aligns with the term of her appointment as Age Discrimination Commissioner, which expires on 28 July 2016.

Ms Ryan continues to be a strong advocate for the rights of people with a disability. She is currently leading Willing to Work, the Commission's national inquiry into employment discrimination against older persons and persons with a disability.

Consultations are currently being conducted across Australia, which will inform the Commission's recommendations when they report to Government by July 2016.