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Legislation, principles and policies

Australian Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA)

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The Australian Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) makes it unlawful for a tertiary education institution to discriminate against a person with a disability on the grounds of disability. The DDA specifically includes learning disability in its definition of disability. 


Australian Human Rights Commission

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The Australian Human Rights Commission can investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying based on a person's disability. This includes temporary and permanent disabilities; physical, intellectual, sensory, psychiatric disabilities, diseases or illnesses; medical conditions; work related injuries; past, present and future disabilities; and association with a person with a disability. 


Disability Standards for Education 2005

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The Disability Standards for Education 2005 (The Standards) clarify the obligations of education and training providers and seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as students without disability. The Standards were developed under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and came into effect in August 2005.


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The purpose of this Policy is to ensure all current and prospective students, carers of students, and staff with disability have inclusive access to Bond University’s buildings and facilities, services, information, events and academic programs in accordance with the obligations Bond University has under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Disability Services Act 2006.