Friday 14 December, 2012
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 :
For example, when someone is trying to get a job, equal pay or promotion.
For example, when enrolling in a school, TAFE, university or other colleges.
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.
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.
For example, when renting or trying to rent a room in a boarding house,
a flat, unit or house.
land. For example, buying a house, a place for a group of people,
or drop-in centre.
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.
For example, when wanting to play, or playing a sport.
of Commonwealth Government laws and programs. For example, when
seeking information on government entitlements, trying to access government
programs, wanting to use voting facilities.