Attitude Foundation Limited, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights Commissioner, Race Discrimination Commissioner
“We are not victims or heroes but agents of our own destiny”
At the age of three, Graeme Innes spun a chocolate wheel to fundraise for the Royal Blind Society (now Vision Australia). Ever since then, he has been a campaigner for people with disabilities.
Graeme is a lawyer by profession, having developed initiatives such as the National Disability Strategy and the Disability Standards 2010, as well as the establishment of Livable Housing Australia.
Previously serving as Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner (2005 – July 2014), Graeme has been a driver behind some of the most significant reforms in human rights and disability advocacy. He has been crucial to the success of numerous political initiatives as Human Rights Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner, and was previously Chair of the Disability Advisory Council of Australia, and the first Chair of Australia’s national blindness agency, Vision Australia.
Graeme is currently Chairman of Attitude Foundation Limited, which aims to facilitate and empower those with disabilities to live a life uninhibited by negative or limiting assumptions and discrimination.
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