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Disability Services Act 2006

Australia Queensland Parliamentary Counsel Country Resources Disability Legislation Queensland 31 December 2006 Legislation/regulation human rights

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An Act to protect and promote the rights of people with a disability, and for other purposes, in Queensland.

The objects of this Act are—
(a) to acknowledge the rights of people with a disability including by promoting their inclusion in the life of the community generally; and
(b) to ensure that disability services funded by the department are safe, accountable and respond to the needs of people with a disability; and
(c) to safeguard the rights of adults with an intellectual or cognitive disability including by regulating the use of restrictive practices by funded service providers in relation to those adults—
(i) only where it is necessary to protect a person from harm; and
(ii) with the aim of reducing or eliminating the need for use of the restrictive practices.

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