Legislation and regulation in Australia: children and young people with disability in primary and secondary education settings

Students with disability Government regulatory policy Primary education Secondary education Student support Legislation Australia

This report provides a general description of how Commonwealth funding for education operates; a detailed explanation of how laws regulating education for students with disability function in each jurisdiction; and an examination of each jurisdiction’s anti-discrimination laws as they apply to education (including the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 issued under that Act.)

The scope of this report’s analysis refers to existing laws and policies in Australia and considers all relevant Commonwealth, state and territory legislation. It does not consider or analyse the implementation of policies or compliance with laws.

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