In 2009, the Commonwealth House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs stated “every Australian has the right to expect that reasonable provisions will be made to allow them to leave buildings safely in the event of an emergency.” But is that really the case?

Australia is a diverse country with a population that includes over 24 million people, each with their own unique physical characteristics, skills and abilities. This is what it means to be human – we are all different, and we must acknowledge these differences across the vast spectrum of human life…