Understanding disability and the law


NOTE

The law in this chapter is current as at 30 June 2017.


Overview

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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