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    The Disability Services Act (Qld) 2006 provides a strong foundation for promoting the rights of Queenslanders with disability, increasing their wellbeing and encouraging their participation in community life. An important feature of this legislation is that it requires all Queensland Government departments to develop and implement DSPs. The purpose of DSPs are to ensure each department has regard to the Act's human rights and service delivery principles, and the government's policies for people with disability. DSPs aim to improve access to services across government for people with disability, including more coordinated responses. DSPs were first implemented across government from July 2007.

    On 2 December 2013, the Queensland Government endorsed the QDP 2014−19. The QDP 2014−19 will provide the focus for Queensland Government DSPs until 2019. It has two key aims:

    1. Preparing Queensland for the NDIS, which will commence from 2016
    2. Supporting Queensland to be ready, willing and able to make social and economic opportunities available to people with disability, and to make other services and sectors such as education, health, transport, tourism and housing accessible and inclusive.

    DPC's DSP outlines the actions we will take in conjunction with our key partners, including other Queensland Government departments and the Commonwealth Government to support the delivery of the QDP.

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    Last updated:
    26 July, 2017
    Last reviewed:
    13 May, 2014