26 September 2023

Public comments invited on disability laws

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The Department of Human Services (DHS) has invited feedback on how effectively the State’s disability inclusion laws empower people with disability to live independent and fulfilling lives.

Releasing its Discussion Paper, DHS said the independent review into the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) would provide advice to Government about how well the Act and the actions of local Councils were helping people with disability to live well.

“If you are living with disability or know someone with disability, it would be great if you could think about some things that we should know about,” the Department said.

“For example, we would like to know whether you feel you have the chance to do the same things other people do and how easy it is for you to move around the community,” it said.

The DHS said it was important that no-one was prevented from making the most of their abilities or from doing what they wanted to do.

“We also want to know if you feel that you can make choices about your life,” it said.

“We would like to know what changes could be made to improve your access to services and facilities, and your ability to make decisions about issues affecting your life.”

The DHS said feedback would inform advice to the Government on how the Disability Inclusion Act SA (2018) could be improved, to better enable people with disability to live well.

Submissions are open until 10 May.

The 22-page Review of the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 – South Australia Issues for discussion can be accessed at this PS News link and information on how to have a say at this link.

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