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Disabilities & Contracts Research Project


2 February 2004 at 12:02 pm
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The Communications Law Centre in Victoria is investigating telecommunications contract situations involving people who have disabilities.

Staff Reporter | 2 February 2004 at 12:02 pm


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Disabilities & Contracts Research Project
2 February 2004 at 12:02 pm

The Communications Law Centre in Victoria is investigating telecommunications contract situations involving people who have disabilities.

The short research project is being funded by the Reichstein Foundation, and will investigate whether the disability may affect their capacity to understand the contract, and also their capacity to enter into the contract in the first place.

The CLC is canvassing various organisations (eg disability advocacy and consumer advocacy groups, community support organisations, financial counsellors, and others).

It wants to know:
1. What sorts of issues come up in your experience that are relevant to this project, and is there a significant problem in your view? .
2. How are any problems dealt with? If you are an advocate or support worker, are they referred on and if so to whom?
3. What are your experiences of trying to negotiate with telecommunications providers? (And any examples of types of cases or situations you have encountered.)
4. What might be a better way to deal with problems eg law change? Policy change or any other suggestions?

If you would like to be involved contact Chris Atmore, catmore@comslaw.org.au, or phone 03 9248 1276 (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), or fax 03 9248 1277 with any responses you have to these questions or to the project in general.



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