A New Act to Replace the Disability Services Act Submission

10 February 2023

Category: Submissions

The Department of Social Services is updating and replacing the Disability Services Act 1986. This Act has been in place for more than 30 years and has not been significantly updated during this time despite the many changes occurring in Australia’s disability landscape. QAMH believes this review will be an important step in ensuring the Act continues to provide strong protections for Queenslanders with disability. In our submission, we explore:

  • The language of disability when referring to people with mental health challenges
  • Quality and safeguarding arrangements – reducing regulatory burden
  • Broadening the types of services funded under the Act
  • Disability Employment Services


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