The Disability Services Act 1993 (DSA) seeks to ensure that people with disabilities have the same basic human rights as other members of the community and it sets out ways this policy objective should be met.
The Community Services (Complaints, Appeals and Monitoring) Act 1993 (CAMA) sets up a system for dealing with complaints by people who receive services from agencies funded by the government. It also establishes a system to review government decisions affecting children and people with disabilities.
Both Acts were passed in 1993 and were required to be reviewed after they had been in operation for 5 years. The Acts reflected a new approach to service provision to people with disabilities and provided a significant impetus to moving people out of large institutions.
The Law Reform Commission today released two issues papers as part of its review of these Acts.
Issues Paper 15: Review of the Community Services (Complaints, Appeals and Monitoring) Act 1993, the Commission raises the following queries:
Issues Paper 16: Review of the Disability Services Act 1993, the Commission raises the following queries:
Mr Peter Hennessy (Executive Director) on (02) 9228 8230.