This section covers: WA Disability Services Act WA Equal Opportunity Act Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act Heritage buildings and the DDA
This section covers (cont.) : Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Building Code of Australia Australian Standards Access to Premises Standards
Key legislation, codes and standards WA Disability Services Act WA Equal opportunity Act Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act
Key legislation, codes and standards (cont.) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Building Code Of Australia Australian Standards Access To Premises Standards
WA Disability Services Act 1993 (amended 2004) Requires Western Australian public authorities to develop and implement a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) A person with a disability has the right to be respected for their human worth and dignity
WA Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (amended 1988) Makes it unlawful for a person to discriminate against any person on the grounds of impairment.
Disability Discrimination Act It is unlawful to discriminate in the areas of: employment; education; administration of Commonwealth laws and programs; activities of clubs and incorporated associations; access to premises;
Disability Discrimination Act It is unlawful to discriminate in the areas of: accommodation; buying or selling land; sport; and provision of goods, services and facilities.
Heritage buildings and the DDA “The DDA will override Commonwealth / State / Territory heritage legislation in the event of any inconsistencies” (ref. Access to Heritage Buildings for People with Disabilities Report)
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Areas covered include: Respect for family and home Freedom from exploitation and abuse Work and employment Adequate standard of living Personal mobility
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Areas covered include (cont.): Equality and non-discrimination Equal recognition before the law and access to justice Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport Health Accessibility
Building Code of Australia (BCA) BCA references various Australian Standards and Codes to provide technical building requirements
Australian Standards AS 1428 relates to the provision of disability access Four parts: -general requirements for access; -enhanced and additional requirements; -requirements for children and adolescents with physical disabilities; and -tactile ground surface indicators.
Access to Premises Standards There are instances where the BCA and DDA are not aligned ‘Access to Premises Standards’ by the Australian Human Rights Commission assist with access for people with disabilities
Resources ‘Legislation on Access’ www.disability.wa.gov.au Australian Human Rights Commission www.hreoc.gov.au/disability_rights State Law Publisher www.slp.wa.gov.au