Report on the key elements of the legislative framework affecting people with disability

Are you interested in knowing more about laws that affect people with disability? This research report lists key elements of legislation covering people with disability in national, state and territory jurisdictions covering the following:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • disability services
  • housing
  • building accessibility and transport
  • Commonwealth Government payments
  • employment
  • health
  • civil justice
  • criminal justice
  • discrimination.

The section on discrimination deals with laws that make it unlawful to discriminate on the ground of ‘disability’ or ‘impairment’.

In reviewing health laws, the report focuses on key areas of law about the medical treatment of people with disability. This includes providing medical treatment to people who are not able to consent to the medical treatment.

It also looks at the use of restrictive practices on people with disability. These are practices that restrict a person’s rights or freedom of movement.

Australian Government Solicitor
Disability Royal Commission
Tuesday 22nd December, 2020

Related Posts