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Disability Services Amendment Bill 1999

Bill No. 55
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to implement the recommendations of the report of a Ministerial Review undertaken into the operations and effectiveness of the Disability Services Act 1993. Specifically, the Bill will - where it is in the best interests of people with disabilities, strengthen the application of competition policy to the outsourcing and purchasing of client services; respond to the community's strong support for better targeted services in the area of disability services complaints and reconciliation; strengthen the existing provisions relating to the reporting of client death and serious accidents; and increase the community's access to and involvement with the Disability Service Plan initiative by introducing decentralised reporting by all public authorities about their Disability Service Plans.
Status Assented to
This Act came into operation on Royal Assent - Royal Assent given 25 Nov 1999 as Act No. 44 of 1999
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/21/1999  
First Reading 10/21/1999  
Second Reading 10/21/1999 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 10/28/1999  
Consideration in Detail 10/28/1999  
Third Reading 10/28/1999  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 10/28/1999  
Second Reading 10/28/1999  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/17/1999  
Committee of the whole 11/18/1999  
Third Reading 11/18/1999  

1. Explanatory memorandum provided.