Federal Government must fix gaping hole in the Disability Discrimination Act

People with disability have been dealt a blow, with the Federal Government refusing to fix a significant problem with the law that stops discrimination in employment, education, transport and more.

‘A recent legal case has undermined the way the DDA works to require employers and service providers to make reasonable adjustments. This has far-reaching and previously unexpected implications for four million Australians with disability and requires an urgent response from the Government,’ said Ms Romola Hollywood, Director of Policy and Advocacy, People with Disability Australia (PWDA).

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Topics:
Government, Policy, Legislation

Author:
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), People with Disability Australia (PWDA)

Date published:
Mon 11th Feb, 2019