15 March 2013

Murrays Buses taken to court over breached disability standards

| Barcham
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Julia Haraksin has won an anti-discrimination case against Murrays buses after they refused to book her a seat on a bus because she was in a wheel chair, reports ABC News. In 2009 when the incident happened, Murrays had no wheelchair-accessible buses in its fleet despite national disability standards requiring that at least 25% of it’s fleet be wheelchair-accessible.

“Right now the legislation says that the only way that things like the standards can be enforced if there are breaches is that people actually individually file a complaint,” she said.

“It’s not about me, it’s about making sure the standards are complied with.””

Murrays has stated that since 2009 they have made changes to ensure they are compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.

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