NDIS participant takes Qantas to court over denying travel to assistance dog

An NDIS participant is taking Qantas to court over allegations of disability discrimination after the airline barred her assistance dog from travelling with her on its planes, AAP reports.

Rachael Fullerton and her border collie assistance dog Strike first made the request to Qantas for approval in late 2022, but the airline has failed to recognise her dog as an assistant animal, preventing him from travelling on its flights.

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has taken Qantas to the federal court on behalf of Fullerton, arguing the airline’s conduct amounts to disability discrimination.

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