D.D.A. guide: What areas of life does the D.D.A. cover?

The DDA makes it against the law to discriminate against someone if they have a disability in the following areas of life :

  • Employment. For example, when someone is trying to get a job, equal pay or promotion.
  • Education. For example, when enrolling in a school, TAFE, university or other colleges.
  • Access to premises used by the public. For example, using libraries, places of worship, government offices, hospitals, restaurants, shops, or other premises used by the public.
  • Provision of goods, services and facilities. For example, when a person wants goods or services from shops, pubs and places of entertainment, cafes, video shops, banks, lawyers, government departments, doctors, hospitals and so on.
  • Accommodation. For example, when renting or trying to rent a room in a boarding house, a flat, unit or house.
  • Buying land. For example, buying a house, a place for a group of people, or drop-in centre.
  • Activities of clubs and associations. For example, wanting to enter or join a registered club, (such as a sports club, RSL or fitness centre), or when a person is already a member.
  • Sport. For example, when wanting to play, or playing a sport.
  • Administration of Commonwealth Government laws and programs. For example, when seeking information on government entitlements, trying to access government programs, wanting to use voting facilities.

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