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NSW Disability Inclusion Bill 2014

The Minister for Disability Services has released a public consultation draft of the NSW Disability Inclusion Bill 2014, which is intended to replace the NSW Disability Services Act 1993, and has invited the public to have their say on the draft Disability Inclusion Bill 2014  before it is introduced into Parliament.

The draft Bill provides for “…the accessibility of mainstream services and facilities, the promotion of community inclusion and the provision of funding, support and specialist services, for people with disability…” and is available for public comment until 14 February 2014.

Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka said, “the draft Bill is about the dignity and respect that every single person is entitled to. The Disability Inclusion Bill will be a landmark bill that upholds the rights of people with disability to live free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.”

You can read the draft Bill online here. Resources are provided to help you give your feedback, including an Easy Read Information Booklet, and a link to an online forum where you can comment on the draft law. An audio version authorised by Australia Council for the Arts. Spoken by Naomi Gall is here.

You can comment online , by phoning  1800 446 470 or by emailing disabilityinclusionbill@facs.nsw.gov.au.