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Disability Discrimination Act 1992

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (”DDA”) is a Commonwealth law and can be used in any Australian state. People who wish to make a complaint under the DDA must lodge the complaint first with the Australian Human Rights Commission.

If the complaint is not settled at the Australian Human Rights Commission, a person may then lodge the complaint at the Federal Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court.

What areas of life does the Disability Discrimination Act cover in terms of discrimination?

  • Education (kindergarten, primary school, high school, universities, TAFEs, Registered Training Organisations and more)
  • Employment/Jobs
  • Goods and services
  • Accommodation/housing
  • Clubs