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Disability Justice Strategy

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Tuggeranong Community Centre

245 Cowlishaw Street

Greenway, ACT 2900

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A free public consultation on disability justice issues.

The ACT Government is seeking the views of people with disability and their supporters, to shed light on their lived experiences tackling legal issues and how improvements could be made to ensure equal treatment before the law and in accessing the justice system.

It is well established that people with disabilities often do not have access to the legal services they need and that the legal system is difficult for people with disabilities to navigate. The ACT Government is currently developing a Disability Justice Strategy as part of its continuing commitment to people with disabilities under the National Disability Strategy.

Under the National Disability Strategy (2010-2020) all Australian governments (Federal, State and Territory) are committed to the following Policy Directions:

2.3 - People with disability have access to justice

2.4 - People with disability to be safe from violence, exploitation and neglect

2.5 - More effective responses from the criminal justice system to people with disability who have complex needs or heightened vulnerabilities



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