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A Deaf person's rights
A Deaf person's rights

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:

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.

Complaints can be made to either the Australian Human Rights Commission or the Equal Opportunity Commission.
For information in Auslan about how to make a complaint, 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.


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