Disability discrimination reform: A fair go or an unfair burden on employers?

Gabrielle Lis

Ms Jill Hall MP - Government Whip and erstwhile disability rehabilitation counsellor - gives us her perspective on reforms currently before the Senate.

Making the news in recent weeks – and raising the ire of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) – has been the Rudd Government’s Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008. The bill aims, among other things, to reduce disability discrimination in employment. According to the Financial Review, the government faces an “employer backlash” over its plans. We ask Jill...

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