Disability Inclusion Act 2014 No 41

The objects of this Act are as follows:
(a)  to acknowledge that people with disability have the same human rights as other members of the community and that the State and the community have a responsibility to facilitate the exercise of those rights,

(b)  to promote the independence and social and economic inclusion of people with disability,

(c)  to enable people with disability to exercise choice and control in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports and services,

(d)  to provide safeguards in relation to the delivery of supports and services for people with disability,

(e)  to support, to the extent reasonably practicable, the purposes and principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,

(f)  to provide for responsibilities of the State during and following the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

You can read the entire NSW Disability Act 1993 on the Australasian Legal Information Institute website.

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