Section 15

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(1) It is unlawful for an employer or a person acting or purporting to act on behalf of an employer to discriminate against a person on the ground of the other person’s disability:

(a)  in the arrangements made for the purpose of determining who should be offered employment; or
(b)  in determining who should be offered employment; or
(c)  in the terms or conditions on which employment is offered.

(2)  It is unlawful for an employer or a person acting or purporting to act on behalf of an employer to discriminate against an employee on the ground of the employee’s disability:

(a)  in the terms or conditions of employment that the employer affords the employee; or
(b)  by denying the employee access, or limiting the employee’s access, to opportunities for promotion, transfer or training, or to any other benefits associated with employment; or
(c)  by dismissing the employee; or
(d)  by subjecting the employee to any other detriment.

(3)  Neither paragraph (1)(a) nor (b) renders it unlawful for a person to discriminate against another person, on the ground of the other person’s disability, in connection with employment to perform domestic duties on the premises on which the first‑mentioned person resides.

Law / January 1993 / Australia / Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)

The objects of this Act are:

(a)  to eliminate, as far as possible, discrimination against persons on the ground of disability in the areas of:
(i)  work, accommodation, education, access to premises, clubs and sport; and
(ii)  the provision of goods, facilities, services and land; and
(iii)  existing laws; and
(iv)  the administration of Commonwealth laws and programs; and

(b)  to ensure, as far as practicable, that persons with disabilities have the same rights to equality before the law as the rest of the community; and

(c)  to promote recognition and acceptance within the community of the principle that persons with disabilities have the same fundamental rights as the rest of the community