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Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48
Current version for 8 December 2016 to date (accessed 23 September 2017 at 01:14)
Part 4A Division 4 Section 49PA
49PA   Persons addicted to prohibited drugs
(1)  This section applies to the provisions of Division 2 (Discrimination in work), other than sections 49H, 49I and 49J.
(2)  Nothing in those provisions renders unlawful discrimination against a person on the ground of disability if:
(a)  the disability relates to the person’s addiction to a prohibited drug, and
(b)  the person is actually addicted to a prohibited drug at the time of the discrimination.
(3)  However, nothing in this section makes it lawful to discriminate against a person on the ground of the person having hepatitis C, HIV infection or any medical condition other than addiction to a prohibited drug.
(4)  In this section:
prohibited drug means a prohibited drug within the meaning of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985, but does not include:
(a)  methadone or buprenorphine, or
(b)  any other drug that is declared by the regulations not to be a prohibited drug for the purposes of this section.