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Access to premises

This includes access to premises used by the public, such as:

  • Libraries
  • Government offices
  • Hospitals
  • Restaurants
  • Shops

 

Accommodation
This includes residential and business accommodation. It covers:

  • Applications for accommodation
  • Terms on which accommodation is offered
  • Evictions

 

Clubs and associations
This includes:

  • Applications to join a club or association
  • Terms of membership
  • Access to member’s benefits
  • Expulsion from membership

 

Commonwealth laws and programs

It is unlawful for a person who performs any function or exercises any power under a Commonwealth law or program to discriminate against a person because of their disability.

 

Education (excluding private schools)
This includes:

  • Application for enrolment
  • Treatment as a student
  • Access to facilities
  • Expulsion
  • Educational facilities provided

This does not apply to schools, colleges or universities, which are exclusively for students with disabilities.

The ADA does not apply to private educational authorities.

  • Access to premises
  • This includes access to premises used by the public, such as:
  • Libraries
  • Government offices
  • Hospitals
  • Restaurants
  • Shops

 

Employment and work

An employer cannot discriminate against:

  • Applicants for employment
  • Terms and conditions of employment
  • Promotion
  • Training
  • Access to workplace benefits
  • Dismissal

The DDA and ADA also cover working arrangements for:

  • Commission agents
  • Contract workers
  • Partnerships
  • Union membership
  • Employment agencies
  • Qualifying bodies
  • This includes:
  • Application for enrolment
  • Treatment as a student
  • Access to facilities
  • Expulsion
  • Educational facilities provided

This does not apply to schools, colleges or universities, which are exclusively for students with disabilities.

Goods, services and facilities

This includes all types of goods, services and facilities, such as:

  • Shopping
  • Transport
  • Insurance
  • Entertainment
  • Recreation
  • Obtaining services from anyone, such as doctors or banks

Land

It is unlawful for a person to refuse or fail to dispose of an interest in land.

 

NSW Local Government

It is unlawful for a member of council to discriminate when acting in official capacity. This includes:

  • Being a councilor
  • Council services
  • Amenities
  • By-laws
  • Programs

Registered clubs

This includes:

  • Applications to join a club
  • Terms of membership
  • Access to member’s benefits
  • Expulsion from membership

The ADA only covers registered clubs and not associations generally. A registered club is a club which meets the requirements of the Registered Clubs Act in NSW.

Sport


It is unlawful to exclude a person from sporting activities. However, there are some specific exemptions for sport where the person with the disability is not reasonably capable of performing the actions required in relation to the sporting activity.

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