The Tasmanian government has recently undertaken a comprehensive review of the Disability Services Act 2011 to help deliver better outcomes for people with disability through high-quality and safe services. This report details what was heard through the consultation process about what needs to stay in the Act, what needs to be updated or added, and what reforms could be made to improve inclusion of people with disability and strengthen quality and safeguarding arrangements.
There are some very clear messages about access and inclusion and the role the Tasmanian government needs to play as a leader in this – for every Tasmanian with disability. There is widespread support for the creation of a Tasmanian Disability Commissioner and many ideas about what this role should do. There were also many suggestions about improving the quality and safety of services.