David and Goliath battle over disability discrimination
Joanna Shulman, CEO of Redfern Legal Centre, has written the following opinion piece for the ABC's The Drum:
This week David and Goliath have been playing it out in the Federal Court of Australia.
Sheila King, a spunky 75-year-old woman from a small regional town with post-polio syndrome, is taking on Jetstar in a disability discrimination claim in the second highest court in our country.
Ms King's claim is that she was refused access to a Jetstar flight because there were already two passengers using wheelchairs on the flight she wished to board...
In July 2011 the HRLC convened a conference to encourage and inform debate on the Commonwealth Government's consolidation of its anti-discrimination laws. Check out this page for a wrap-up of the conference, speakers presentations and materials and video footage and photos from the day.