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There are around 127,400 people with disability in Tasmania.
Disability Framework for Action 2018-2020 This paper is about the Disability Framework for Action.
The Disability Framework for Action is Tasmania’s plan for improving the lives of people with disability.
We call it the DFA for short.
There is another plan called the National Disability Strategy.
This is Australia’s plan for improving the lives of people with disability.
The National Disability Strategy is for 10 years – it started in 2010 and goes until 2020.
Both plans help governments work on making life better for people with disability.
The Strategy is working on 6 main areas.
Helping people with disability take part in the activities they enjoy by:
Making it easier for people with disability to use places, buildings and other things like:
Making websites and information easier to use and understand.
Protecting the rights of people with disability.
Making sure everyone is treated fairly.
This includes: *Laws against discrimination.
Discrimination is when someone is treated unfairly because of who they are or what they look like:
The Justice system is the courts and the law.
Helping people with disability who want to work.
Supporting people with disability who are not able to work.
Helping people with disability to find and stay in a house they like.
Some people with disability need support in everyday life.
Support can come from different places
People with disability should have the same opportunities as everyone else to learn and develop new skills.
This includes very young children through to older people with disability.
Health services should meet everyone’s needs.
People with disability should be able to take part in activities that make their health better.
We have 2 plans.
These are called implementation plans.
They help us make sure everybody knows what the Strategy wants them to do.
It builds on the things people are already doing to make things better.
In the second implementation plan, there are 4 areas.
All governments are working on these together:
The NDIS is the new way to help people with disability get care and supports:
Each state government department has a Disability Action Plan.
These plans show how we are going to make things better for people with disability.
The Premier’s Disability Advisory Council keeps an eye on the Strategy. We call them PDAC for short.
PDAC is a group of people who are interested in people with disability.
Some members have a disability or are carers.
Some work in the disability sector.
They give advice to the government about disability issues.
PDAC keep an eye on the strategy by: