Contributor: Deidre Griffiths, Principal Solicitor and Executive Officer, Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service
The definition of disability and impairment in state and federal law varies from broad all-encompassing definitions to a narrow focus on one type of disability. Complaints of discrimination on the basis of disability and services specifically for people with a disability, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme, are covered.
This section includes the following topics:
- What is “disability”?
- Legislation and definitions
- Types of disability
- Government services
- The rights of people who have a disability
- Capacity and consent
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