Disability Services and Inclusion Act 20231 January 2024
The Disability Services and Inclusion Act 2023 (the Act) became law today. The Act allows the Australian Government to fund supports and services outside the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This ensures the right supports are available to all people with disability.
The Act also broadens the disability supports and services that the Government can fund, giving the Government more flexibility to respond to the disability community’s needs.
The new Act improves the safety of disability services by requiring providers to follow a Code of Conduct. The Code helps people with disability know what to expect from their provider and how to make a formal complaint if there has been a breach.
The Act also improves the quality of disability services by setting a minimum standard for providers and their staff.
Under the Act, people with disability can have a say in matters affecting them by taking part in developing and reviewing supports.
Find out more
Visit dss.gov.au/dsi-act for more information about the Act.