Chapter 7 Section A: Overview
This chapter of the Manual deals with rights that everybody in the community has, but that sometimes have specific application to people with mental health conditions.
You will find information in this section of the Manual about:
- The right to equality and the about anti-discrimination laws in Australia
- The right to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment and the services available to help people with disability, including mental health conditions,to find employment and be supported in employment
- The right to access education and training and how to get support with education
- The right to housing and shelter and how to access advice and assistance about different types of housing
- Social security (Centrelink) rights
- Rights in relation to children in your care, as well as other aspects of family law such as divorce and property settlements
- What to do when you have to pay a fine
- The legal and other information contained in this Section is up to date to 30 January 2015.
- This Manual only refers to the law and practices applying to the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) - unless it states otherwise.
- MHCC does not guarantee the accuracy nor is responsible for the content or the currency of the content of external documents and websites linked to this Manual.