Under both the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), discrimination may be direct or indirect. Direct disability discrimination is when you are treated unfairly because of your disability. Indirect disability discrimination is when a requirement that is the same for everyone unfairly affects people with disability.
A failure to make appropriate accommodations for a person with disability, so that they can work or participate equally, could amount to direct or indirect discrimination.
For further information about the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), you should seek advice within your agency and/or contact the Australian Human Rights Commission (regarding the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)) or Anti-Discrimination NSW (regarding the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)). The Australian Human Rights Commission and Anti-Discrimination NSW may be able to provide further guidance to agencies about what adjustments may be necessary to assist with the employment of people with disability.