Inquiry into the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Amendment Bill 2003
On 4 December 2003, the Senate referred the provisions
of the Disability Discrimination Amendment Bill 2003 to the Senate Legal
and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25
March 2004. On 2 March 2004, the reporting date was extending to 7 April
2004. An interim report has been tabled (PDF 43KB)
The amendments remove the prohibition on disability discrimination
on the ground of a person's addiction to a prohibited drug. The provisions
would not apply to people who are receiving treatment for their addiction.
Terms of Reference
Submissions are called for by
9 February 2004. Submissions become Committee documents and are only
made public after a decision by the Committee. Unauthorised release of
submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege. Further assistance can be
obtained by phoning the secretariat on (02) 6277 3560.
The Committee encourages the lodgement of submissions in
electronic form to email@example.com.
Please ensure that a postal address and phone number is enclosed with
all email submissions.
Submissions may also be faxed to (02) 6277 5794.
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Report - Tabled 15 April 2004
For further information
Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee
Room S1.61, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6277 3560
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