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DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT 1992 - SECT 55

Commission may grant exemptions

             (1)  The Commission may, on application by:

                     (a)  a person:

                              (i)  on that person's own behalf; or

                             (ii)  on behalf of that person and another person or other persons; or

                            (iii)  on behalf of another person or other persons; or

                     (b)  2 or more persons:

                              (i)  on their own behalf; or

                             (ii)  on behalf of themselves and another person or other persons; or

                            (iii)  on behalf of another person or other persons;

by instrument grant to the person or persons to whom the application relates, as the case may be, an exemption from the operation of a provision of Division 1 or 2, as specified in the instrument.

             (2)  The Commission may, on application by a person to, or in respect of, whom an exemption from a provision of Division 1 or 2 has been granted under subsection (1), being an application made before the expiration of the period to which the exemption was granted, grant a further exemption from the operation of that provision.

             (3)  An exemption granted under subsection (1), or further exemption, from the operation of a provision of Division 1 or 2:

                     (a)  may be granted subject to such terms and conditions as are specified in the instrument; and

                     (b)  may be expressed to apply only in such circumstances, or in relation to such activities, as are specified in the instrument; and

                     (c)  are to be granted for a specified period not exceeding 5 years.



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