The
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Services

AED Legal Centre provides the following

  • Legal advocacy including legal representation in the state/federal justice system for individuals who have been discriminated against in education or employment on account of their disability
  • Systemic advocacy projects aimed at improving employment, wages and working conditions of employees with disability
  • Assistance and support with 'whole life issues' that have an impact on education and employment
  • BSWAT Payment Scheme - Legal advice to employees who have been offered a payment under the BSWAT Payment Scheme by the Department of Social Services
  • NDIS Appeals Program – legal advocacy for NDIS participants who want a review of an NDIA decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
  • The Night of Justice Program
  • The Student Placement Program

 

Cases

AED Legal Centre give priority to the following cases:

  • Unlawful termination of employment
  • Jobs in jeopardy
  • Special modifications in the workplace
  • Wages and working conditions
  • Disclosure of disability
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Cases that are in the public interest

AED believes in the right to quality education by children with a disability in primary, secondary and tertiary settings.

We give priority cases involving students who experience exclusion or discrimination in accessing or participating in education.

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Night of justice program

The night of Justice Program is open on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm.

The program assists people who experience difficulties in education and/or employment on account of their disability.

Actions involve mediation and conciliation with employers or educators as well as legal remedies under industrial and anti-discrimination legislation.

The night of justice Program is staffed by AED legal practitioners who supervise a team of volunteer law students and volunteer legal practitioners. Law students from Victorian universities are welcome to apply.

 

Student placement program

AED Legal Centre offers a placement program during the year. Students from law faculties are welcome to apply. Placements are only offered of appropriate supervision can be provided.

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(03) 9639 4333

Suite 4 Level 9
276 Flinders St
Melbourne 3000

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