Ramping up public transport access for people with disability

Both PWDA and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) have taken the stance that a breach of the Transport Standards is unlawful, constituting ‘unlawful discrimination’ under the DDA.

Amongst the recommendations made in PIAC’s submission, it advocated that “the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) be amended to insert a cost determination model”. That model would ensure applicants would not be liable for adverse costs, while respondents would be liable for adverse costs if found to be discriminatory or non-compliant with the Transport Standards.

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