Discussing disability at the Pat Giles centre

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Commission Community Education Officer Kayla Manuel gave an Equal Opportunity Law presentation with special focus on disability discrimination to a group of workers from the Modified Service Delivery program at the Patricia Giles Centre for Non-violence recently.
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Group pic Kayla Manuel and group Pat Giles Centre

Kayla with participants from the Modified Service Delivery program team. 

Kayla said the group included leaders across different organisations who work directly with individuals experiencing Family and Domestic Violence who either have a child with a disability, or who have a disability themselves.

She said this group was very engaging and eager to learn more about the legislation.

"The group are doing fantastic work supporting and advocating for individuals and families who are vulnerable," Kayla said.

The group discussed the protections under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 for carers of people with a disability who were discriminating against them or harassing them, particularly those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds working as carers under NDIS funding.

A client who racially harasses their employee, in the client's home, may be covered by the Act. 

Kayla said the Commission hoped to be able to continue working with the Patricia Giles Centre to deliver more rights-based sessions in the future.