Understanding disability and the law

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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:

 

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