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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 252 ..

ACT Disability Reference Group meetings held every two months

ACT Inclusion Council meetings held every two months

ACT Disability Justice Reference Group meetings held bi-annually

(4) The ACT Government:

supports I-Day by promoting the aim and theme of the annual celebration and informing the community of events that are taking place in Canberra

provides $100,000 in annual funding for the Disability Inclusion Grants Program

provides $25,000 in annual funding for the I-Day Grants Program

is a major sponsor of the annual ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, providing funding for event management and facilitating the nomination and judging process

supports the ACT Companion Card Program by recruiting business affiliates

is providing $4.8 million over the first four years of the ACT Disability Justice Strategy 2019-2029 to implement the First Action Plan, including:

developing a Disability Action and Inclusion Plan in ACT Corrective Services

undertaking a scoping project to inform the development of a Disability Action and Inclusion Plan for Canberra Health Services

employing Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) in justice agencies who will form a community of practice to foster cultural change and implement practical changes or people with disability in the justice system

advancing supported decision-making principles and pathways to support people with disability to retain autonomy and support in making decisions that affect their lives

continuing Canberra Community Law’s Socio-Legal Practice Clinic

implementing trials of a needs identification tool across the justice system that will help organisations identify and implement appropriate reasonable adjustments for people with disability, and

developing an evaluation framework

supports development and implementation of the new National Disability Strategy through engagement with the Commonwealth and other State and Territory governments

provides funding through the COVID-19 stimulus package for the ACT COVID-19 Disability Strategy, supported by an Action Plan that includes funding for:

additional advocacy services for people with disability

extra support for the disability sector through National Disability Services

communication targeted at people with disability, their families and their carers delivered by a range of disability support organisations

ensuring that people with disability can access Personal Protective Equipment

strengthening and supporting the marketplace for providers of positive behaviour supports

building the capability of the disability and family violence community sectors to identify and assist people with disability who may be experiencing family and domestic abuse

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