Disability Inclusion Bill Exposure Draft

The Victorian Government is reviewing the Disability Act 2006 following the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is important that Victoria’s disability legislation is contemporary and fit-for-purpose. The review of the Disability Act is part of the broader reform agenda set out in Inclusive Victoria: State disability plan 2022–2026.

As part of the review, the government is seeking your views on creating a new Disability Inclusion Act, including the establishment of a Commissioner for Disability Inclusion. The new Disability Inclusion Act would sit alongside the Disability Act.

The exposure draft of the Disability Inclusion Bill sets out ways that government and other entities can drive a contemporary and proactive approach to disability inclusion. This approach will support the vision of a barrier-free Victoria for all people with disability. The lived experiences of people with disability is crucial in shaping this legislation.

An overview paper has been released which summaries major elements of the proposed disability inclusion reforms. The overview paper is available in a variety of formats, including easy read, braille, e-text, audio and Auslan. It is also available in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Vietnamese, and Arabic.

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Author:
Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Date published:
Tue 20th Sep, 2022

Closing date:
Mon 31st Oct, 2022