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4 Disability inclusion plans

4.1 State Disability Inclusion Plan

The State Disability Inclusion Plan is required to set out whole-of-government policies and measures for achieving the objects of the Act and to provide for collaboration and coordination among State authorities and other entities in relation to the provision of mainstream supports and services to people with disability. (See section 13(3) of the Act.)

Section 15 of the Act provides a separate scheme for the review of the State Disability Inclusion Plan. Accordingly, while it is not part of this review to seek feedback on the current plan or to undertake an analysis of its actual content or effectiveness, it is appropriate to consider whether the scope of the plan, as specified by the Act, should be varied and whether the processes associated with the development and review of the plan are satisfactory.

Questions:

  1. Recognising that the State Disability Inclusion Plan is intended to be the leading policy document for social inclusion within the State, do you think that the scope of the plan should be varied? What else could be appropriately addressed by the plan?
  2. Should the Act say something more about the processes associated with the development and review of the State Disability Inclusion Plan?

4.2 Disability access and inclusion plans

Each State authority is to have a disability access and inclusion plan. A plan must set out measures that the State authority intends to put in place to ensure that people with disability can access mainstream supports and services provided by the State authority, explain how the State authority proposes to give effect to the Act’s objects and principles, explain how the State authority proposes to give effect to the State Disability Inclusion Plan, and include strategies to support people with disability in some specified areas. (See section 16(3) of the Act.)

Section 18 of the Act provides a separate scheme for the review of disability access and inclusion plans by State authorities. Accordingly, while it is not part of this review to seek feedback on current plans or to undertake an analysis of their actual content or effectiveness, it is appropriate to consider whether the scope of the plans, as specified by the Act, should be varied and whether the processes associated with the development and review of the plans are satisfactory.

Questions:

  1. Disability access and inclusion plans are important policy documents associated with supporting and enhancing inclusion for people with disability, especially in the areas of (a) access to built environs, events and facilities, (b) access to information and communications, (c) addressing specific needs of people with disability in programs and services, and (d) employment. Do you think that the plans are working well? Do you think that the scope of the plans should be varied? What else could be appropriately addressed by a plan?
  2. Should the Act say something more about the processes associated with the development and review of disability access and inclusion plans?

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