Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Topics: Discrimination, Disability, Australian Capital Territory Pages: 87 (20370 words) Published: November 16, 2014
Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Act No. 135 of 1992 as amended
This compilation was prepared on 8 January 2010
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 124 of 2009
The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section
The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be affected by application provisions that are set out in the Notes section Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing, Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra

Contents
Part 1—Preliminary
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Short title [see Note 1].......................................................................1 Commencement [see Note 1].............................................................1 Objects...............................................................................................1 Interpretation .....................................................................................2 Direct disability discrimination .........................................................8 Indirect disability discrimination.......................................................9 Discrimination in relation to associates .............................................9 Discrimination in relation to carers, assistants, assistance animals and disability aids...............................................................10 Carer, assistant, assistance animal and disability aid

definitions........................................................................................11 Act done because of disability and for other reason ........................12 Unjustifiable hardship .....................................................................12 Application of Act ...........................................................................13 Application of the Criminal Code ...................................................15 Operation of State and Territory laws..............................................15 Extent to which Act binds the Crown ..............................................16

Part 2—Prohibition of disability discrimination

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Division 1—Discrimination in work
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Discrimination in employment ........................................................17 Discrimination against commission agents......................................17 Discrimination against contract workers .........................................18 Partnerships .....................................................................................18 Qualifying bodies ............................................................................19 Registered organisations under the Fair Work (Registered

Organisations) Act 2009..................................................................19 Employment agencies......................................................................20 Exception—inherent requirements ..................................................20 Exception—unjustifiable hardship ..................................................22

Division 2—Discrimination in other areas
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Education.........................................................................................23 Access to premises ..........................................................................23 Goods, services and facilities ..........................................................24 Accommodation ..............................................................................24 Land.................................................................................................26 Clubs and incorporated associations................................................26 Sport ................................................................................................27 Administration of Commonwealth laws and programs ...................27 Unjustifiable hardship...
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