Disability discrimination

People with disability have the right to full participation in our community, without discrimination.

Our leading discrimination law practice has a history of running successful test cases for people with disability that have secured equal access to services including education, public transport, digital and emerging technologies.

We represent people with disability who have experienced discrimination to seek justice and to challenge the harmful policies and practices that underpin the discrimination, with widespread benefits for the disability community. For example, our work with partners and disability advocates has made travel on Sydney trains more accessible, supported kids with disability to stay at their chosen school, and improved the insurance system for people who have experienced mental ill-health.

Our priorities and approach are informed by people with disability: our clients and the disability rights organisations and advocates we partner with.

Our current priorities include:

  • ensuring air travel is accessible to all people with disability;
  • protecting the rights of people with disability who are supported by assistance dogs; and
  • improving accessibility of public transport, including rideshare services.

News and resources

Wheelchair user and disability advocate, Akii Ngo says accessibility standards for air travel must be drastically improved following an accident in May 2022.
A statement from Jetstar about an accident at Adelaide Airport involving our client Akii Ngo.
PIAC has made a short submission to the independent review to reinforce our calls for the Code to contain commitments to support customers with mental health conditions and improve compliance
The Australian Government has a once in a generation chance to shape the future of flying for the better through its Aviation White Paper. The White Paper, due to be released later
Former disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes settled a dispute over a 'humiliating and distressing' experience.
Former Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes has reached a settlement with Adelaide Airport following a disability discrimination complaint.

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