The Disability Services Act 2006 took effect on 1 July 2006.
The Act provides the strongest foundation Queenslanders have ever had for promoting the rights of people with a disability, increasing their wellbeing and encouraging their participation in the life of the community.
Under the Act, all workers and volunteers must undergo criminal history screening every three years. People working in funded non-government service providers will be issued with a positive notice card that verifies they have had a criminal history screening within the past three years.
Background to the legislation
Rights of People with a disability
Key impacts of the legislation
Publication and resources
Outcome of recent review of restrictive practices framework
Information about new restrictive practices reporting requirements.