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Federal Law - Disability Discrimination Act

WHAT IS A DISABILITY

According to the definitions in Section 1,

"disability", in relation to a person, means:
(a) total or partial loss of the person's bodily or mental functions; or
(b) total or partial loss of a part of the body; or
(c) the presence in the body of organisms causing disease or illness; or
(d) the presence in the body of organisms capable of causing disease or illness; or
(e) the malfunction, malformation or disfigurement of a part of the
person's body; or
(f) a disorder or malfunction that results in the person learning
differently from a person without the disorder or malfunction; or
(g) a disorder, illness or disease that affects a person's thought
processes, perception of reality, emotions or judgment or that results in disturbed behaviour;
and includes a disability that:
(h) presently exists; or
(i) previously existed but no longer exists; or
(j) may exist in the future; or
(k) is imputed to a person;

AN ASSISTANCE ANIMAL IS:

9.(1) For the purposes of this Act, a person ("discriminator") discriminates
against a person with:
(a) a visual disability; or
(b) a hearing disability; or
(c) any other disability;
("aggrieved person") if the discriminator treats the aggrieved person less favourably because of the fact that the aggrieved person possesses, or is accompanied by:
(d) a guide dog; or
(e) a dog trained to assist the aggrieved person in activities where hearing is required, or because of any matter related to that fact; or
(f) any other animal trained to assist the aggrieved person to alleviate the effect of the disability, or because of any matter related to that fact; whether or not it is the discriminator's practice to treat less favourably any person who possesses, or is accompanied by, a dog or any other animal.

(2) Subsection (1) does not affect the liability of a person with a
disability for damage to property caused by a dog or other animal trained to assist the person to alleviate the effect of the disability or because of any matter related to that fact.

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