Legal and policy context

The DAP sits within the context of legal and policy frameworks at the state and federal levels. These frameworks guide and inform the actions and strategies outlined in the DAP. This ensures they align with broader government priorities and obligations.
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Victorian legislation and policies

The Disability Act provides a framework for enabling people with disability to fully take part in the life of the community. The Act sets out the requirement for developing a DAP. 

Inclusive Victoria: state disability plan 2022–2026

This plan outlines the government’s commitments and actions to make the community inclusive and accessible for everyone. 

Equal Opportunity Act 2010 

This Act aims to stamp out discrimination and promote equal opportunity and protection of human rights in Victoria. 

Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

This Act sets out the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of all people in Victoria. 

International and national legislation and policies 

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 

This is an international treaty. It promotes, protects and ensures the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by people with disability. 

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 

This is Australian legislation that establishes the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS provides supports for people with disability, their families and carers. 

Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021–31 

This is a national framework. It outlines priorities for creating an inclusive Australian society that enables people with disability to fulfill their potential as equal members of the community. 

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and associated standards and regulations 

This is federal legislation that looks to stamp out discrimination against people with disability. It promotes equal rights, opportunities and access to goods, services and facilities. 

Alignment with the department’s strategic plan and frameworks 

The DAP references the DFFH strategic plan. The strategic plan outlines the department’s vision to empower communities to build a fairer and safer Victoria. The DAP also considers other departmental policy frameworks such as: