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Law reform projects

Current projects at the DDLS

The DDLS works to change policies and laws that discriminate against people with disabilities. To that end, the DDLS runs projects and campaigns on specific disability discrimination issues and concerns. All documents below are in PDF format.



Law Reform

Coroner's Act 1985 (Vic) "...Our submission was that inadequacies within the prison system place prisoners with a disability at a higher risk of suffering serious or even fatal injury, which the Coroner should be more thoroughly investigating..." Also available in word document.

Policy Submissions

Victorian Charter of Human Rights

"...We prepared a submission ... urging [the Committee] to draft a Charter that explicitly provides for the rights of persons with disability..." Also available in word document.

Addiction and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Submission on the proposed Victim's Charter

Comment on the Disability Bill Overdraft

"...A Bill ... to amend the DDA so that discrimination against people with a drug dependency would be lawful while they did not receive treatment for their addiction..."

"...All victims of crime should be treated with courtesy, respect and dignity by all criminal justice ans service and agencies...we strongly support the inclusion of 'disability' in the draft Charter..."

"The Disability Bill will protect the rights of PWD, ensure access to information, and outline the responsibilities of disability service providers..."

Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria

Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria

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