Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 is a landmark Australian legislation aimed at eliminating discrimination against individuals with disabilities. This Act encompasses a wide range of areas including employment, education, access to premises, provision of goods and services, and accommodation. It requires that reasonable adjustments be made to accommodate people with disabilities and promotes equal rights and opportunities for them. The Act is enforced by the Australian Human Rights Commission, which handles complaints and promotes compliance. Its objective is to create an inclusive society where individuals with disabilities can participate fully and are treated equitably in all aspects of life.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 intersects with the Agriculture Award by ensuring that workers with disabilities in the agricultural sector are not discriminated against. This includes fair access to employment, reasonable workplace accommodations, and equal opportunities for training and advancement, fostering an inclusive and diverse agricultural workforce.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

(1) Diverse Ability Representation (2) Equal Opportunities (3) Training Records (4) Complaints Handling (5) Policy Documents

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

Australian Human Rights Commission →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.