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Contents (1977 - 48)
Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48
Current version for 8 December 2016 to date (accessed 19 November 2017 at 04:39)
Part 4A Division 3 Section 49L
49L   Education
(1)  It is unlawful for an educational authority to discriminate against a person on the ground of disability:
(a)  by refusing or failing to accept his or her application for admission as a student, or
(b)  in the terms on which it is prepared to admit him or her as a student.
(2)  It is unlawful for an educational authority to discriminate against a student on the ground of disability:
(a)  by denying him or her access, or limiting his or her access, to any benefit provided by the educational authority, or
(b)  by expelling him or her, or
(c)  by subjecting him or her to any other detriment.
(3)  Nothing in this section applies to or in respect of:
(a)  a private educational authority, or
(b)  a refusal or failure to accept a person’s application for admission as a student by an educational authority where the educational authority administers a school, college, university or other institution which is conducted solely for students who have a disability which is not the same as that of the applicant.
(4)  Nothing in subsection (1) (a) or (2) (b) renders it unlawful to discriminate against a person on the ground of disability where, because of the person’s disability, the person requires services or facilities that are not required by students who do not have a disability and the provision of which would impose unjustifiable hardship on the educational authority.
(5)  Nothing in subsection (2) (a) renders it unlawful to discriminate against a person on the ground of disability where, because of the person’s disability, the person requires the benefit to be provided in a special manner and the benefit cannot without unjustifiable hardship be so provided by the educational authority.