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There are over 125,000 Tasmanians with disability. These people are business people, employees, job seekers, students and volunteers. They are people who are active in sport, recreation and cultural activity.
The Disability Framework for Action (DFA) is Tasmania’s implementation plan for the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (NDS). The DFA reflects the rights based, social model of disability set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified by the Australian Government in 2008.
This approach recognises both that Australian governments are bound to recognise the rights of people with disability and that the social exclusion of people with disabilities is not due to the functional limitations of individuals but the failure of society to meet the needs of people with disability.
“I have an impairment…but the barriers I face within our society disable me.”
The Strategy is a 10 year national plan to improve life outcomes for Australians with disability.
The Strategy covers six outcome areas:
The NDS Second Implementation Plan identifies four areas of national cooperation:
Each State Government Department has a disability action plan to show how they meet the objectives of the Framework.
The Premier’s Disability Advisory Council (PDAC) takes a key role in monitoring performance in relation to the DFA. PDAC: