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Disability Inclusion Actions Plans support the NSW Government’s commitment to remove systemic and attitudinal barriers.
Disability Inclusion Planning is one way governments, public authorities and all organisations can reduce and remove barriers for people with disability and foster a more accessible and inclusive community. Disability Inclusion Planning is about making a plan that outlines the intention and actions that the NSW government departments and agencies will take to remove barriers in access to Government information services and employment as well as to foster the promotion of the rights of people with disability.
In February 2015, the Minister for Disability Services released the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan (PDF , 1.9 MB) (DIP). In November 2021, a new NSW DIP (2021-2025) (PDF , 2.5 MB) was released. The DIP outlines how the NSW Government will create a more inclusive community that supports people with disability to achieve their full potential.
Under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014, all NSW Government Departments, some other government agencies and all Local Councils (collectively referred to as “public authorities”) are required to develop a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). Close to 150 DIAPs have been developed.
See the full list of Public Authorities required to develop a DIAP.
All NSW Government departments and other government agencies were required to have their Disability Inclusion Action Plans in place by 1 December 2015.
All Local Councils were required to have their Disability Inclusion Action Plans in place by 1 July 2017.
The Disability Council has an expanded role under section 17 of the Disability Inclusion Act to:
All public authorities are required by section 12 of the Disability Inclusion Act to give a copy of their DIAP to Disability Council to enable the Disability Council to fulfil its role under the Disability Inclusion Act.
The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is responsible for providing a framework for governance, evaluation and reporting on DIAPs, and for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on actions under the DIP.
07 Sep 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.