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Western Australia - Legislation

Disability Services Act 1986 (1987 - )

  • Disability Services Act 1986

    Disability Services Act 1986, 9 December 1986, courtesy of ComLaw, Commonwealth of Australia.
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Commonwealth of Australia

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1987
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https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2004A03370

The Commonwealth Disability Services Act 1986 (Act no. 129 of 1986) commenced on 5 June 1997. It rose from the Handicapped Persons Review in 1985. The Act reshaped the way disability services were funded but initially there was some concern and confusion about the obligations arising from State and federal funding sources. In 1991 the first Commonwealth State Disability Agreement addressed this. States took administrative responsibility for family support, recreation, community access, alternatives to employment, and accommodation. The Commonwealth was responsible for employment services. In WA, this stimulated growth in vacation care, host family respite and holiday camps.

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Disability Services Act 1986
Title
Disability Services Act 1986
Type
Document
Date
9 December 1986
Source
ComLaw, Commonwealth of Australia

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Sources used to compile this entry: Disability Services Commission, History of disability services, Government of Western Australia, https://web.archive.org/web/20220311064024/http://www.disability.wa.gov.au/understanding-disability1/understanding-disability/history-of-disability-services/.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser