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The Disability Council sees Disability Inclusion Planning as an important tool to promote an inclusive NSW and effect cultural change in the way mainstream services are provided to people with disability.
The Disability Council has an expanded role under section 17 of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 to:
Under section 12 of the Disability Inclusion Act public authorities must consult with people with disability when developing their DIAP, however, it is only suggested and not mandatory for public authorities to consult with the Disability Council.
Under section 13 of the Disability Inclusion Act, the responsibility for evaluation, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of a DIAP falls on the public authority responsible for the plan.
The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is responsible for providing a framework for governance, evaluation and reporting on DIAPs, and for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on actions under the DIP.
For more information on what the NSW Government is doing to make sure actions under the DIP and DIAPs are being implemented, evaluated and reported on, visit the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan page.
As part of its role under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014, the Disability Council provide advice on the monitoring and evaluation of the DIP, and support public authorities and other organisations to develop, govern, implement, monitor and evaluate their DIAPs.
The Disability Council:
The Disability Council does not:
The Disability Council is not required under the Disability Inclusion Act to consult, evaluate, monitor or report on the implementation of each individual public authority’s DIAP. However, as part of the Disability Council’s functions of advising public authorities and the Minister on the content and implementation of the DIAPs, the Disability Council may also prepare an annual report for the minister that includes recommendations on:
06 Sep 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.