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Terms of reference
The Minister's Disability Advisory Committee (MDAC) is established under the Terms of Reference of the Premier's Disability Advisory Council.
Role of MDAC
To provide advice to the Minister for Health and Human Services in relation to the planning and delivery of specialist disability services in Tasmania.
The committee shall:
Membership will be balanced in terms of regional and gender representation.
Membership must include at least three people with a disability, one carer of a person with a disability and one service provider representative.
Vacancies on the advisory committee will be advertised in all three regional papers as well as through newsletters and the Department of Health and Human Services website. Interested people will be invited to apply and participate in a selection process.
Members will be appointed for three years. Members may reapply on the expiry of their membership but no member should serve more than two consecutive terms. Interested individuals may apply again after a one]year break from the Council.
All members are appointed as individuals and not to represent a particular organisation and its views.
Membership of the committee is on a voluntary basis.
The chair will be appointed by the Minister for Health and Human Services and will be an ex-officio member of the Premiers Disability Advisory Council.
An officer from the Department of Families, Community Service and Indigenous Affairs will be an ex-officio member as outlined in Tasmania's Bilateral Agreement with the Australian Government under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Bilateral Agreement (CSTDA).
The work program will be determined annually by the Minister for Health and Human Services in consultation with MDAC.
The committee will meet at least four times per year.
Disability Services will provide secretariat support to MDAC.