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Disability Services Act 2006 – 9 December 2016

Disability Services Regulation 2006 – 1 July 2016

Disability Services (Disability Service Standards) Notice 2012 – 14 December  2012

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People with a disability have the same human rights as other members of society and should be empowered to exercise their rights.

  • Sections 11, 19

The services provided by disability service providers should be designed and implemented so that their focus is on developing the individual and on enhancing the individual’s opportunity to establish a quality life.

  • Sections 13, 20, 21, 25

A person who is the consumer of a disability service provided by a funded service provider may make a complaint to the government.

  • Section 33

Upon entering into an individual funding agreement, the Government may apply funding to a person with a disability to enable the person to obtain relevant disability services.

  • Sections 36, 37, 38, 39, 226
Reason for law

To protect and promote the rights of people with a disability. (Long Title to Act)

Relevant links

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Requesting specialist support

For service providers > Funding

Queensland Government Disability Service Plans

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated

Speaking Up For You

Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy (QADA) Inc

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Disability Network Qld

Basic Rights Queensland Inc

National Ethnic Disability Alliance

Life Without Barriers

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

ArtISability

QArt [Endeavour Foundation]

McIntyre Centre – Riding for Disabled

FoundationH

Hear and Say

Online Shop [Vision Australia]

Online Shop [Queensland Blind Association Inc.]

LifeTec

Media article

MyDisabilityMatters is a social media platform offering the disabled community a private version of Facebook

Critique

Section 10: notes forming part of an Act is not common for Acts of Parliament.

The Disability Services (Disability Service Standards) Notice 2012 may now be redundant with section 34 of the Act being recently substituted.

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