|Name:||Disability Services Act 1986. No. 129.|
|Subject(s):||Disabled workers; Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services; Protection against particular hazards; Education, vocational guidance and training|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Published on:||Printed separately, 24 p.
|Bibliography:||Printed separately, 24 p.
Legislation online ComLaw, Attorney General's Department, Australia PDF of Act as at 1 July 2017 (consulted on 2017-10-10)
|Abstract/Citation:||The aims of the Act include, inter alia, ensuring that the services provided to persons with disabilities enable them to have increased independence, employment opportunities and integration in the community and to benefit from comprehensive rehabilitation services. Accordingly, the Act replaces provisions of the Handicapped Persons Assistance Act 1974 and of Part VII of the Social Security Act 1947 with provisions that are more flexible and more responsive to the needs and aspirations of persons with disabilities (s. 3). Part II of the Act governs funding of services, including competitive employment training, placement services and supported employment services. Part III concerns the provision of rehabilitation services by the Commonwealth (s. 24 permits a training allowance to be paid in addition to a rehabilitation allowance under defined conditions).|