DDA overview - building access

In 1992 the Australian Federal Parliament enacted the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

The DDA is a civil rights law, activated by lodging a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission. A valid complaint is resolved either by a conciliated agreement or, failing that, by an order of the Federal Court. When a successful complaint is about the design of a building, the resolution is most likely to result in an agreement or an order to modify the building, rather than to compensate the complainant.