Discrimination against Deaf and hard of hearing Australians is prohibited under both federal and state laws. The links below are to assist you in protecting yourself against discrimination:
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Federal)
- Disability Discrimination Regulations 1996 (Federal)
- Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Federal)
- Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989 (Federal)
- Fair Work Act 2009 (Federal)
- Western Australian Language Services Policy 2014 (WA)
The law you use will depend on the type of complaint you wish to make and also the organisation you wish to complain about.
It is also possible to make complaints using the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. For information about the convention in Auslan please click here.
If you would like free legal advice and help with making a complaint you can contact The Australian Centre for Disability Law. They will also provide an Auslan Interpreter for free if requested.
Disability Services Standards (Auslan Video)