Uniforms and disability only the start of a school’s anti-discrimination policy

A new NSW Parliamentary report on students with a disability in NSW schools and two recent reminders in the news about uniform policies and disability have brought the issue of harassment and disability discrimination in schools into sharp focus. Despite there being a complicated mixture of state, territory and federal laws relevant to these topics, it is essential for schools to understand their obligations and have appropriate methods in place for dealing with occurrences of harassment or discrimination with clear and relevant policies.

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