A MORBIDLY obese man who fell through his loungeroom floor sued the Department of Housing and claimed discrimination on the grounds the property was unable to support his 250kg frame.
Wayne Douglas told the Human Rights Commission that the department, which had allocated him a four-bedroom home in Macquarie Fields, had failed to provide him with a home suitable for his weight.
“Specifically you claim the floor could not support your weight,” the commission said to Mr Douglas in its judgment.
The commission terminated the case, so Mr Douglas went to the Federal Magistrates Court which heard evidence that the assigned home had termite damage and, when a carer moved a lounge so Mr Douglas could sweep the floor, he fell through to the ground below in November 2006.
I bet he’s on the disabilities now.