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Disability rights

This chapter looks at what the term ‘disability’ means, explains the government departments and services available to people with a disability and the obligations and restrictions on caregivers working with people with a disability. The chapter further considers specific laws protecting the rights of people with disabilities (anti-discrimination, incapacity and the criminal justice system) as well as more nuanced areas, such as, wills.

What is Disability

The Disability Services Act 2011 (Tas) provides a definition of disability. This requires: cognitive, intellectual, psychiatric, sensory or physical impairment, or a combination of these permanence of the condition, or likelihood of permanence a substantial restriction in the capacity ...

Government Departments and Services

Disability Services The Department of Premier and Cabinet now provides Disability Services in Tasmania. The main Act under which Disability Services functions in relation to disability is the Disability Services Act 2011. This Act gives Disability Services powers to intervene to protect the righ...

Work and Domestic Life

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Disability and the Law

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Sheltered Workshops

There is no special law setting out and protecting the rights of workers in sheltered workshops except for licensing under the Disability Services Act. Sheltered workshops are also classified as training centres under this Act. The relevant law is the general law of employment which in Australia ...


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Page last updated 14/02/2024

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