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DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT 1992 - SECT 31

Disability standards

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, formulate standards, to be known as disability standards , in relation to any area in which it is unlawful under this Part for a person to discriminate against another person on the ground of a disability of the other person.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), a disability standard may:

                     (a)  deal with the following:

                              (i)  reasonable adjustments;

                             (ii)  strategies and programs to prevent harassment or victimisation of persons with a disability;

                            (iii)  unjustifiable hardship;

                            (iv)  exemptions from the disability standard, including the power (if any) of the Commission to grant such exemptions; or

                     (b)  provide that the disability standard, in whole or in part, is or is not intended to affect the operation of a law of a State or Territory.

             (3)  Before making a disability standard, the Minister must take into consideration any comments made to the Minister by a Minister of a State or Territory who is responsible for matters relating to disability discrimination.

             (4)  A legislative instrument made under this section does not take effect before the end of the period in which it could be disallowed in either House of the Parliament.



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