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What is Disability Discrimination?

Disability Discrimination is when a person with disability is treated unfairly because of their disability compared to a person without a disability, under the Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA).

The DDA gives people with disability the right to participate on an equal basis in education, employment and other areas of society and to be protected against Disability Discrimination.

The DDA makes Disability Discrimination unlawful and provides people with disability and their associates the right to lodge a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission if they feel Disability Discrimination has occurred.

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