To help you understand some of the legal information and cases regarding Assistance Dogs, here are some resources. There are other organisational and information resources on the Links page.
Forest v State Of Queensland / Qld Health  FCA 936 (22 June 2007)
This is a case that involved the issue of assistance dogs in health care settings.
Has The Full Court Removed Assistance Dog Rights
A review the decision given by the Federal Court of Australia - Full Court in the appeal Qld Health v Forest
Improved protection of disability rights:
An explanation of the main changes made to the DDA in 2009
Download - Improved protection of disability rights:
Submissions Of The Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner (ADDC) Appearing As Amicus Curiae
The ADDC appeared in the trial of Forest v Qld Health to assist the Court by providing the Human Rights Commission's view and interpretation of the Act in relation to assistance dogs
The Disability Discrimination Act DDA 1992 as amended (DDA)
The amended DDA, which came into effect August 2009, strengthens the access rights of those living with diversity by providing smoother and easier channels to prosecute those who contravene the Act.
The State Of Queensland (Queensland Health) v Che Forest  FCAFC 96 (6 June 2008)
Qld Health appealed the original decision given and were successful