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

Disability Disability Rights
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 :

  • 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
    . 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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