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.
|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.|
"...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.
"...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..."