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AED Legal Centre provides:
- 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
- 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, a legal advisory service every Wednesday night from 6:30pm. The service is staffed by volunteering law students and private lawyers working under the supervision of our Senior Legal Practitioner.
- The Student Placement Program for law students enrolled in law schools at Victorian universities.
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.