Key impacts of the legislation

The Disability Services Act 2006 has introduced a number of changes to strengthen and safeguard the rights of Queenslanders with a disability, and strengthen service delivery requirements for non-government disability service providers funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Key impacts of the legislation include:
  • Strengthening safeguards

    Under the Disability Services Act 2006, non-government service providers must obtain 'approved service provider status' before they can apply for funding from the department.

  • Strengthening accountability

    The department currently operates a complaints management system to investigate and resolve complaints in cooperation with funded non-government service providers.

  • Strengthening government and community partnerships

    The Disability Services Act 2006 requires every Queensland Government department to develop a disability service plan.

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