prohibits discrimination, including indirect discrimination and harassment, on the basis of disability
enables complaints to be lodged by or on behalf of a person who believes there has been discrimination on the basis of having a disability or of being an associate of a person with a disability
enables representative complaints to be lodged on behalf of a class of people with a disability, or associates of people with a disability, who are believed to be discriminated against
creates the position of Disability Discrimination Commissioner to investigate and conciliate complaints
enables the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission to conduct inquiries into complaints which are unable to be conciliated or which are considered unsuitable for conciliation
enables the Commission to make a decision about an appropriate remedy where a complaint is found to be substantiated
enables the development of Disability Standards
makes it unlawful to breach Disability Standards
enables the development of Action Plans to further the objects of the Act and which may be taken into account in proceedings under the Act
creates a number of offences under the Act, in particular victimisation
gives the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission other functions to further the objects of the Act Introduction
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