What the Act sets out to achieve

Section 3 of the Act sets out what it aims to achieve. The objects are to:

a) acknowledge that people with disability have the same human rights as other members of the community and that the State and the community have a responsibility to facilitate the exercise of those rights

b) promote the independence and social and economic inclusion of people with disability

c) enable people with disability to exercise choice and control in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports and services

d) provide safeguards in relation to the delivery of supports and services for people with disability

e) support, to the extent reasonably practicable, the purposes and principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability

f) provide for responsibilities of the State during and following the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

These highlight the human rights of people with disability including the right to dignity, respect and choose for themselves. They are still valid today.

However, some of the objects need to be reassessed because of the NDIS. Under the NDIS, the Australian Government regulates the delivery of disability supports and services to people with disability in NSW and administers the quality and safeguards framework for those services.


Questions 1 and 2 are asking about the objects and principles of the Act. This is the first part of the Act which sets out the most important elements of inclusion for people with disability. Question 1 and 2 are asking if all of the important features have been included.

Question 1:

What changes, if any, should made to the objects outlined in section 3 of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014?

Is there anything missing that you would want added to the objects?

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09 Sep 2022

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