Since the inclusion of students with disabilities in schools, educational authorities, principals and teachers understandably have struggled with the tension between the duty to provide equal opportunities for all and the duty to provide students and staff with a safe system of work and education. Alistair Macpherson (Director), in this paper, deals with disability discrimination in schools. More specifically what constitutes an unlawful act of discrimination on the basis of disability, in the area of education as set out in the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) (“ADA”) and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (“DDA”).
You can read the full paper here: Schools & Education: Playing by the Rules – Managing Student Disabilities & Avoiding Claims of Discrimination
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