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DISABILITY INCLUSION ACT 2014 - SECT 7

Definitions

7 Definitions

(1) In this Act:

"accommodation and service standards" --see section 21 (1).

"carer" means a carer within the meaning of the Carers (Recognition) Act 2010 .

"Department" means the Department of Family and Community Services.

"disability" , in relation to a person, includes a long-term physical, psychiatric, intellectual or sensory impairment that, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder the person's full and effective participation in the community on an equal basis with others.

"Disability Council" --see section 15 (1).

"disability inclusion action plan" --see section 12 (1).

"disability principles" --see sections 4 and 5.

"disability service provider" means:
(a) the part of the Department in which this Act is administered, or
(b) another eligible entity receiving financial assistance in accordance with Division 3 or 4 of Part 5.

"disability service standards" --see section 20 (1).

"eligible entity" means:
(a) a Public Service agency, or
(b) a local council, or
(c) another entity that is a corporation or body corporate, or
(d) an entity prescribed by the regulations to be an eligible entity for the purposes of this definition.

"function" includes a power, authority or duty, and
"exercise" a function includes perform a duty.

"government department" means a Department of the Public Service listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 .

"guardian" means a guardian within the meaning of section 3 (1) of the Guardianship Act 1987 .

"National Disability Insurance Scheme" means the National Disability Insurance Scheme under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 of the Commonwealth.

"NDIS arrangements" has the meaning it has in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NSW Enabling) Act 2013 .

"non-government organisation" means an eligible entity that is not a Public Service agency.

"person in the target group" --see section 24.

"prescribed conditions" , in relation to financial assistance, means the conditions referred to in sections 31 and 32.

"public authority" means all of the following:
(a) a government department,
(b) a local council,
(c) another entity prescribed by the regulations to be a public authority for the purposes of this definition.

"Public Service agency" means a Public Service agency within the meaning of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 .

"Secretary" means the Secretary of the Department.

"service" includes a service consisting of the supply of goods, whether or not provided with other services.

"State Disability Inclusion Plan" --see section 10 (1).

"supports" means assistance provided to a person with disability to do one or more of the following:
(a) to help the person undertake his or her day to day activities,
(b) to increase the person's independence,
(c) to facilitate the person's social and economic inclusion in the community.

"supported group accommodation" --see section 22.
(2) Notes included in this Act do not form part of this Act.



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