September 14, 2018

The GDA has recently published a communique to members which explains how the States are approaching the development of discrimination legislation now that the scope has been expanded to multiple grounds (Sex, sexual orientation, age, race, religion & belief, family status and civil or marital status, gender reassignment or gender identity, and disability).

The Communique identifies a number of key steps and further matters which need to be resolved before the legislation can go live.

The communique shares with members the headlines of systems and provisions which the GDA Executive have been consulted on, together with detailed information and reasoning behind the GDA’s stance on certain key matters, such as how disability should be defined, how far the duty to appropriately accommodate need (make reasonable adjustments) should extend and which accessibility standards should be prioritised.

Rob Platts and Rob Harnish would be pleased to hear from any member who would like further information or would like to discuss any of the detail of the communique.

Please click on this link to read the pdf and for a Word document Legislation update 04092018_final.

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